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Sochi Olympics torch relay to be longest one


August 13th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS) Organisers of the Sochi Olympics said the torch relay of the 2014 Winter Games will be the longest and vowed to bring the audience a splendid ... Read more...

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Olympic flame moved and later re-lit


July 31st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Sunday evening, something extraordinary happened at the Olympics. The Olympic flame for the London 2012 Olympics was extinguished, moved and later relit. It is said that ... Read more...

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Olympic cauldron extinguished for move


July 30th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The cauldron containing the Olympic flame was extinguished Sunday and the flame transferred to a lantern, organisers said Monday.The reason was to move the cauldron ... Read more...

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Demand for Olympic torch soars


July 27th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Biswajit Dey (27), who works in Radisson Edwardian Hotels Group, arrived at Olympic Park early in the morning. Making his way towards the main entrance into ... Read more...

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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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Olympic Torch Relay to showcase iconic North West


June 20th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) The Olympic Torch Relay is a "great chance" to show off the North West and celebrate the role that people, places and businesses from the region ... Read more...

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England football legend Jack Charlton to run Olympic torch relay


June 15th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) England's football legend Jack Charlton, elder brother of Sir Bobby Charlton, will carry the Olympic flame in the centre of Newcastle on day 28 of the ... Read more...

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Olympic flame travels to Dublin


June 6th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, June 6 (IANS) Some 41 runners will carry the Olympic Flame here Wednesday for the torch's only excursion outside Britain ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games.The ceremony will ... Read more...

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London Olympic tickets unveiled


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) officially unveiled the design of the Olympic Games tickets.The tickets have been designed by ... Read more...

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Olympic flame arrives in Britain


May 19th, 2012 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) The Olympic flame arrived in Britain Friday after being flown from Athens, Greece, for the London 2012 torch relay.A gold-coloured plane named The Firefly landed ... Read more...

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Olympic Flame reaches Acropolis for handover ceremony


May 17th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, May 17 (IANS) The Olympic Flame for the 2012 London Games was welcomed with great enthusiasm in Athens, as it reached the Acropolis Hill, finishing its long trip ... Read more...

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Beckham, five young guns to bring Olympic Flame to UK


May 16th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) confirmed Wednesday that David Beckham will attend the Olympic Flame Handover Ceremony in ... Read more...

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First torchbearer for Olympic torch relay announced


May 11th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that the first torchbearer for the Olympic torch relay in the UK would ... Read more...

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Olympic flame lit in Greece (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Ancient Olympia (Greece), May 10 (IANS) The flame for the 2012 London Games was lit here Thursday at the site of the ancient Olympics, marking the start of a torch ... Read more...

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2012 Olympic torch lit in Ancient Olympia


May 10th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ancient Olympia (Greece), May 10 (IANS) The torch for the 2012 London Games was lit here Thursday at the site of the ancient Olympics.In front of the ruins of the ... Read more...

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London 2012 organizers confirm route for Olympic Flame


March 19th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) Monday confirmed the route for over 7,300 people who will be carrying the Olympic Flame ... Read more...

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Billy Mitchell to carry Olympic flame through Albert Square


November 15th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Olympic flame will be carried by EastEnders character Billy Mitchell through Albert Square ahead of the London Games next summer. London will be hosting the famous ... Read more...

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2012 London Olympics torch relay to pass through 1,000 places


November 7th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) confirmed Monday that 1,018 villages, towns and cities in Britain will be on the route ... Read more...

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Coe backs Thompson to light the Olympic flame


July 15th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) London Olympics Organising Committee chairman Sebastian Coe nominated Daley Thompson as his choice to light the Olympic flame in just over a year's time.Coe, who ... Read more...

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Russia plans to send Olympic torch into space


July 8th, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Durban, July 8 (IANS) Russia is planning to send the Olympic flame into space ahead of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, the deputy prime minister said here.Alexander Zhukov said ... Read more...

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Olympic flame ‘to be fired into space’


February 24th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moscow, Feb 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Olympic flame may travel to space if a proposal is accepted.   Russia was awarded the 2014 Winter Olympics to the surprise of many people. As it is ... Read more...

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Rogge praises Youth Games, expects top athletes in 2014


August 26th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 26 (DPA) International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge Thursday praised the Singapore inaugural Youth Olympic Games, saying that some countries regretted not sending their best athletes to the event. Just ... Read more...

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Sarah McLachlan Carried 2010 Winter Olympic Flame


February 13th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Vancouver, Feb 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Winter Olympics 2010 had opened last night in Vancouver. Like the previous Olympic Ceremonies, this Winter Olympics also presented some special performances by different ... Read more...

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Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Promises Great Extravaganza


February 12th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Vancouver, Feb 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics 2010 will be held on Feb 12, 2010, in Vancouver. Having incurred an expenditure of an amazing $40 ... Read more...

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Olympics bosses want Arnie to run in torch relay


February 11th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Arnold Schwarzenegger will be allowed to run in the torch relay in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Canada after organisers refused to give in to critics, who ... Read more...

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Winter Olympic torch arrives in Canadian resort


February 6th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Whistler (Canada), Feb 6 (DPA) The Olympic flame arrived to the jubilation of thousands in the ski resort of Whistler, the first Winter Olympic venue stop for the torch relay. The British Columbia ... Read more...

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Akshay Kumar carries the Olympic flame


December 21st, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay supported by the Government of Canada, began its amazing Canadian journey. 15 well-known world citizens are adding global intrigue and excitement to the longest domestic torch ... Read more...

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar carries Olympic flame in Toronto


December 18th, 2009 - 11:16 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Dec.18 (ANI): Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on Thursday participated in the Olympic Torch Relay and carried the Olympic flame here.Akshay is an international torchbearer with the Vancouver 2010 Olympic ... Read more...

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Speed skater, triathlete, carry Olympic flame into Canada


October 31st, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Victoria (Canada), Oct 31 (DPA) Olympic gold medal winners Catriona Le May-Doan and Simon Whitfield have led off the longest domestic Olympic torch relay in history which will end in Vancouver before ... Read more...

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Remarks by the president and the first lady to the International Olympic Committee


October 2nd, 2009 - 7:32 pm ICT by admin
Bella CenterCopenhagen, Denmark9:21 A.M. CESTMRS. OBAMA: President Rogge, ladies and gentlemen, Mesdames et Messieurs of the International Olympic Committee: I am honored to be here.I was born and raised ... 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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Closing ceremony of Olympics to feature all-star turnout


August 19th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (DPA) The closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics may not be as eagerly anticipated as the lavish opening ceremony, but details revealed Tuesday suggest it could be another spectacular ... Read more...

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Olympic organisers promise dazzling closing ceremony


August 18th, 2008 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, August 18 (ANI): The organisers of the Beijing Olympics are once again gearing up to dazzle the world with a glittering closing ceremony on August 24. According to reports, the ... Read more...

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China promises dazzling closing ceremony, rains feared


August 18th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, Aug 18 (Xinhua) With less than one week to go for the Olympics to conclude, China is preparing for a glittering closing ceremony Aug 24. Unlike the opening ceremony, which was ... Read more...

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Olympic torch ends longest-ever relay


August 8th, 2008 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 8 (DPA) China held the final leg of the 2008 Olympic torch relay Friday before the lighting of the cauldron at the opening ceremony in Beijing's National Stadium. The last ... Read more...

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