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Be true to human nature: Olympic Flame ceremonies High Priestess


July 18th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, July 18 (IANS) As the Olympic Flame travels across the United Kingdom before reaching London for the start of the XXX Olympics July 27, it is interesting to hear ... Read more...

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Thieves rob Greece’s Olympia museum


February 18th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Feb 17 (IANS/AKI) Thieves burst into a museum in Greece's ancient Olympia Friday and made off with dozens of artifacts of "incalculable value", media reports said.The robbers entered the ... Read more...

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Robbery takes places at ancient Olympia Museum


February 17th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Athens, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Greek officials have announced that armed robbers have broken into the Ancient Olympia Museum and made away with several valuable items. Police say between 60 and 70 ... Read more...

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Column stolen from Greek historical site


September 8th, 2009 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Sep 7 (DPA) The Greek culture ministry launched an investigation Monday into the disappearance of a large fragment of a column from the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia in the western ... Read more...

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Tibetan activists stage peaceful protest outside IOC meeting


June 5th, 2008 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Athens, June 5 (DPA) Tibetan activists staged a peaceful protest outside the venue of an International Olympic Committe (IOC) conference in Athens Thursday, before being removed by police. A handful of activists ... Read more...

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Everest torch relay team holds test run (Lead)


May 2nd, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by admin
DPA Beijing, May 2 (DPA) A group of 50 climbers engaged in a trial run Friday as China held final preparations to conquer the world's tallest peak, Mt. Everest, with the Olympic torch ... Read more...

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Olympic flame arrives at Pyongyang


April 28th, 2008 - 12:18 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Pyongyang, April 27 (Xinhua) The Beijing Olympics flame arrived at Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, early Monday for the 18th leg of its global torch relay. The special chartered plane carrying ... Read more...

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Olympic chief saddened by torch incidents


April 8th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by admin
DPA Beijing, April 8 (DPA) Olympic supremo Jacques Rogge said Tuesday he was saddened by the protests in London and Paris around the torch relay for the Beijing Games but did not want ... Read more...

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Beijing Olympic flame lands in Istanbul


April 3rd, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Istanbul, April 3 (Xinhua) The Beijing Olympics flame arrived in Turkey's biggest city here Thursday to start the second leg of an unprecedented global torch relay. The Olympic flame, carried in a ... Read more...

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Olympic flame handed over to Beijing organisers


March 30th, 2008 - 10:35 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Athens, March 30 (Xinhua) The Olympic flame was handed over to Liu Qi, president of the Beijing Olympic Games Organising Committee, at a grand ceremony held in the marble Panathenian stadium here ... Read more...

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Beijing Olympic flame arrives on ancient Acropolis


March 30th, 2008 - 2:17 am ICT by admin
DPA Athens, March 30 (DPA) Amidst thousands of security forces, spectators and pro-Tibetan activists, the Beijing Olympic flame arrived on the ancient Acropolis in Athens Saturday, ending the Greek leg of the torch ... Read more...

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Police deployed in Athens for arrival of Olympic torch


March 29th, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by admin
DPA Athens, March 29 (DPA) More than 2,000 police will be deployed here this weekend to secure the handover of the Beijing Olympic flame to Chinese organisers after pro-Tibetan demonstrators disrupted the torch ... Read more...

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Use of military force in Tibet taking glow off Beijing Olympics


March 28th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): The decision of Chinese leaders to use military force and restrict media access to control the riots in Tibet two weeks ago has cast a shadow over ... Read more...

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Beijing Olympics: Amnesty International urges tougher action


March 28th, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by admin
DPA Hamburg, March 28 (DPA) A German member of Amnesty International has accused German and International Olympic Committee members of leniency as the debate on the consequences of China's crushing of unrest in ... Read more...

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Amnesty International urges tougher sports reaction over Tibet


March 27th, 2008 - 7:31 pm ICT by admin
DPA Hamburg, March 27 (DPA) A German member of Amnesty International has accused German and International Olympic Committee (IOC) members of leniency as the debate on the consequences of China's crushing of unrest ... Read more...

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India assures ‘full security’ for Olympic torch relay


March 27th, 2008 - 12:04 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) India Wednesday promised watertight security for the Olympic torch relay as it passes through the country during a five-continent odyssey ahead of the opening of the Olympic ... Read more...

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Reporters Without Borders to keep protesting against Olympics


March 26th, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by admin
DPA Paris/Madrid, March 26 (DPA) Three members of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) were detained for 10 hours at a Greek police station for denouncing China's human rights record but the group has no ... Read more...

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Beijingers waiting in festive mood for Olympic flame


March 25th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, March 25 (Xinhua) All Beijing citizens have not watched the moment of lighting up the Olympic flame vie the TV broadcast, but they celebrated it in different ways to impress the ... Read more...

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‘Indian among eight arrested in Athens Olympic protest’


March 25th, 2008 - 9:01 am ICT by admin
London, March 25 (IANS) An Indian national was among eight pro-Tibet protesters who were arrested Monday at the official Olympics flame-lighting ceremony in Greece, a British newspaper reported. The Daily Telegraph's correspondents ... Read more...

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Olympic torch lighting ceremony marred by Tibetan protests


March 24th, 2008 - 9:12 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): China vowed to carry the Olympic torch to the world's highest peak, Mount Everest as planned, despite mounting protests by Tibetans marred the traditional Olympic torch ... Read more...

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Olympic co-host city waiting to receive torch


March 24th, 2008 - 9:11 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, March 24 (Xinhua) Qingdao, co-host city to the Beijing Olympic Games, is keenly watching the torch relay after the Olympic flame was lit in ancient Olympia Monday. "After the torch was ... Read more...

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Olympic flame lit in Olympia amid protests


March 24th, 2008 - 7:46 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Athens, March 24 (DPA) The Beijing 2008 Olympic torch was lit by the sun's rays in ancient Olympia Monday amid protests by pro-Tibet demonstrators who tried to disrupt the event. Despite an ... Read more...

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Flame for Beijing Olympics lit in Olympia


March 24th, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by admin
DPA Athens, March 24 (DPA) The Beijing 2008 Olympic torch was lit by the sun's rays in ancient Olympia Monday, marking the start of a five-month international torch relay that will end with ... Read more...

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