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Olympic Flame

WATCH: The Olympic Torches Keep Going Out

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.09.2013 | Sports

The organizers of the Sochi Olympics in Russia may already regret planning the longest torch relay in Winter Games history. The 65,000-kilometer trek ...

PHOTOS: This Is A Test Of The Olympic Flame Lightning Ceremony

AP | Posted 09.28.2013 | Sports

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece -- Using the sun's rays at the birthplace of the ancient Olympics, organizers carried out a successful rehearsal Saturday to l...

CASH OUT: British Bookie Forced To Refund Olympic Cauldron Bets

AP | Posted 07.28.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- The perfectly kept secret about who would light the Olympic cauldron caught even Britain's savvy bookmakers by surprise. So much so, that a...

In Quest of the Olympic Spirit: The Olympic Flame

Michael Radou Moussou | Posted 09.26.2012 | Home
Michael Radou Moussou

Now that the cauldron will soon be lit in London, let us dwell on the history and true essence of the Olympic Flame.

The Best Kept Olympic Secret

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 07.27.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Not even IOC President Jacques Rogge knows who will light the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the London Games – but he'd like it to b...

Olympic Fever Begins As Flame Heads To London

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 09.19.2012 | Sports

LONDON — With the flame comes the games. After years of preparation and months of buildup, London's Olympic moment finally arrived Friday night...

Streaker Interrupts Olympic Torch Relay

AP | Posted 07.10.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Police arrested a naked man who streaked past crowds just before former Olympian Steve Redgrave was to handle the Olympic torch. Thames V...

WATCH: Olympic Torch Goes Out

Posted 07.09.2012 | Sports

For those given the honor of carrying the Olympic torch as it makes its way around the United Kingdom ahead of the upcoming London Olympics, there are...

WATCH: Olympic Torch Bearer Proposes To Girlfriend During Relay

AP | Posted 06.18.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- An Olympic torch bearer has proposed to his girlfriend as he carried the Olympics torch through the streets of northern England. David Stat...

Olympic Torch Relay Diverted As IRA Clash With Police

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports

LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland — Irish Republican Army supporters clashed with police Monday and forced Olympic torch organizers to divert the ro...

Olympic Torch Begins 8,000 Mile Journey

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 07.19.2012 | Sports

LAND'S END, England -- British sailing hero Ben Ainslie kicked off the torch relay for the 2012 London Olympics on Saturday with a stroll through tear...

Olympic Flame Arrives In Britain

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 07.18.2012 | Sports

ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION CULDROSE, England -- Even the wind cooperated at this normally blustery naval station, remaining calm as David Beckham lit a c...

Britain Allows Doping Offenders To Compete In London Games

AP | Posted 05.17.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Britain's Olympic committee has rescinded its rule on lifetime bans for drug offenders to fall into line with the World Anti-Doping Agency. ...

Olympic Flame Heading For London

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 07.17.2012 | Sports

ATHENS, Greece — The Olympic torch was passed to London – witnessed, appropriately, by hundreds of Greeks huddled under umbrellas. Seekin...

WATCH: Olympic Torch Is Lit At Birthplace Of Games

AP | DEMETRIS NELLAS | Posted 05.10.2012 | Sports

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece -- The flame that will burn during the London Games was lit at the birthplace of the ancient Olympics on Thursday, heralding t...

Burning Question: Who Will Light Olympic Flame?

AP | By STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 01.27.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- It's the burning question of the London Olympics. Who will – or should – light the cauldron for the 2012 Games? With six months to...

Tight Security For Olympic Torch In Restive Xinjiang Province

AP | SCOTT McDONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

KASHGAR, China — Hundreds of security personnel lined the streets to head off any disruption as the Olympic torch relay resumed Wednesday in wes...