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“This is COVID19!” Torch Relay stopped after Sparta fiesta with Butler

The coronavirus has “extinguished” the Olympic Flame: the Greek Olympic Committee decided on Friday to suspend the famous Torch Relay “in the interest of public health.” The decision was taken just hours after thousands of Greeks defied the preventive measures and flocked to watch Hollywood star Gerard Butler lighting his …

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Olympic Flame for Pyeong Chang Olympics was lit in ancient Olympia (videos, picts)

The flame for the Pyeong Chang Olympics was lit at the birthplace of the ancient Olympics on Tuesday, despite a brief cloudburst that disrupted the sun-reliant ceremony. It launched a long torch relay that will culminate with the Winter Games Opening Ceremony on Feb. 9. Using fire kept from a …

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