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The Olympic flame is a symbol of the Olympic Games. Commemorating the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus, its origins lie in ancient Greece, ...

Olympic Torch Relay - Rio 2016 Route and Torch Bearers


Follow the Olympic Torch Relay to Rio! Over 12000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic flame through 329 Brazilian cities between May 3-Aug 5, 2016.

Olympic flame extinguished by Rio protesters | Sport | The Guardian


1 day ago ... The Olympic flame was extinguished in Rio de Janeiro after teachers forced a temporary halt to its procession and the runner holding the torch ...

Protesters in Brazil halt Olympic torch relay and extinguish its flame ...


1 day ago ... Of late, that anger has taken the form of a series of attempts to either steal or extinguish the Olympic torch, with fire extinguishers and buckets of ...

What Happens if the Olympic Torch Accidentally Goes Out ...


3 days ago ... Is there a plan for if the Olympic torch goes out? Learn more about the Olympic torch accidentally going out in this HowStuffWorks Now article.

History of the Olympic Torch, Flame, and Relay - Infoplease


Today, the Olympic flame is lit in front of the ruins of the Temple of Hera in Olympia, Greece. The flame emphasizes the connection between the ancient games ...

Rio Olympics torch snuffed out by protesters in Brazil - Yahoo Sports


1 day ago ... The Rio 2016 Olympic torch is seen during its launching ceremony on July 3, 2015 in Brasilia, Brazil. The Rio Olympics are just over a week ...

Face Plants, Fire Extinguishers and Other Fails: The Olympic Torch ...


3 days ago ... Brazilian residents passed the Olympic torch at Independence Park in Sao Paulo in July. Not all such exchanges have gone smoothly.

Protesters claim they extinguished the Olympic torch | Sport | Newshub


1 day ago ... Protesters in Brazil have hit the Olympic torch relay, and some are claiming the torch was briefly extinguished.

Dublin teenager carries Olympic torch in Brazil - RTÉ News


12 hours ago ... A 13-year-old boy from Dublin has become the only Irish person to carry the Olympic torch in the relay to Rio de Janeiro ahead of the opening ...

2016 Rio Olympics
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.
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Olympic Torch Relay - History, Highlights & Torch Bearers


From the lighting ceremony in Olympia to the latest Torch Relay news, learn about the significance of the flame and view video highlights from past relays.

Rio 2016: Olympic torch relay riot deepens Games woes - ABC ...


16 hours ago ... Violent clashes between police and protesters during the Olympic torch relay have cast a shadow over the Rio Games, while a threatened ...

A man tried to steal the Olympic torch in Brazil - The Washington Post


4 days ago ... A man was wrestled to the ground and arrested after he attempted to steal the Olympic torch Saturday as the flame's relay made its way through ...