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  Engineering The 2002 Olympic Torch - FAO
More than 12,000 torches were manufactured to accommodate those carrying the torch during the relay.
The torch was tested in gusty winds, heavy rain and extreme temperatures.
For the first time in the history of the Olympics, the Torch is topped with a glass crown from which the Olympic flame emerges from a copper cauldron.
www.torch.gatech.edu /Story/TorchFAO.php?DisplayMode=FullGraphics   (344 words)

 Olympic Mountains on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Olympic Mountain School Press Announces That Biblio Distribution Inc. Agrees To Distribute ``88 Secrets to Photoshop for Photographers''.
Squaw Valley: resurrecting America's forgotten Olympic Nordic venue.
Olympic quest: an athlete's attempt to become the first Iraqi to compete in the Winter Games.(International)(Faisel Ghazi Faisel)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/O/OlympicM1.asp   (564 words)

 Salt Lake Taps Georgia Tech Professor to Construct 2002 Olympic Torch
The 2002 torch is patterned after an icicle and will be used during the Olympic Torch Relay and the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron during opening ceremonies Feb. 8, 2002.
As was the case with the Atlanta Torch, he said, one of the major challenges is to design a fuel and burner system that will prevent the Olympic Flame from being extinguished under widely varying weather conditions.
To the casual observer, Olympic Torches are dazzling vessels of symbolism that honor the inspiration of the human spirit.
www.gatech.edu /news-room/archive/news_releases/olympic-torch.html   (681 words)

 INDOlink - India Sports News - Olympic Torch Ends Trip Sans Tricolour, Some Top Athletes
Earlier Olympic torch began a relay through the capital for the second time in history on Thursday, as children, enthusiasts and celebrities watched their bit of the 78,000 kms odyssey.
A torch made of aluminium and olive wood was lit using the original Olympic flame at 1.30 p.m.
Olympic gold medallist Cathy Freeman was the first to carry the torch, which she lit from a small lantern bearing the Olympic flame which arrived in Sydney, Australia, from Greece.
www.indolink.com /displayArticleS.php?id=061004062820   (1090 words)

 @ugusta headlines: Olympic torch in Augusta, July 14, 1996
Badke grasped the torch with her palms and her thumbs, her right hand at the torch's middle and her left cupping its base.
For Julie Ulm of Evans, the Olympic torch is a testimony to patriotism and a bittersweet memory of her brother, David Hill.
She is now in the process of adopting Will, and taking him to see the Olympic torch pass is just the beginning of how she hopes to change his life.
www.augustachronicle.com /headlines/071596/torch_main.html   (1370 words)

 Olympic Torch & Prostitute of Babylon
The Olympic torch was lit in the ruins of ancient Olympia, Greece in a ceremony that featured the High Priestess of Apollo and prayer to the Sun god.
The Olympic games were held every four years until the Roman Emperor Theodosius, who was a Christian, abolished them in 393 AD because they were pagan.
The Olympic torch was lit in Athens with a ceremony of idolatry that portrayed the High Priestess of Hera as the Prostitute of Babylon.
www.biblenews1.com /history4/20040325.htm   (1045 words)

 CNN.com - Flame lit for Olympic torch - Mar 25, 2004
CNN.com - Flame lit for Olympic torch - Mar 25, 2004
A flame lit during Wednesday's rehersal was kept in a lamp in case weather prevented Thursday's lighting.
The torch will journey through all former Summer Olympic cities, including Berlin where the torch relay was first introduced in 1936.
edition.cnn.com /2004/SPORT/03/25/olympic.torch   (452 words)

 Olympic Torch to Stop at Cincinnati Children's, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
CINCINNATI - On Monday, December 17, the Olympic torch will be brought to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for patients, employees and their families to enjoy.
White will pass the Olympic torch to Dee Ellingwood, senior vice president of planning and business development at Cincinnati Children's, as employees and their families wave Coca-Cola Olympic pennants in the air.
White and Olympic board members prior to their visit with patients in the child life activity center at 8 p.m.
www.cincinnatichildrens.org /about/news/release/2001/12-olympic.htm   (307 words)

 World InfoZone - Linking Our World: Olympic Flame
The Flame was taken to the Sydney Opera House and the Olympic gold medallist Cathy Freeman was the first torchbearer to carry the Torch in Australia.
On Wednesday the Torch Relay progressed to Tiananmen Square in Beijing; the Torch was also carried to the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace.
The first torchbearer received the Olympic Torch from Nadia Comaneci, the Romanian gymnast who was the first gymnast to score a perfect ten.
www.worldinfozone.com /features.php?section=PartnersOlympics   (750 words)

 Teen tries to extinguish Olympic torch
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — The bearer of the Olympic torch came under attack Thursday when a teenager attempted to douse the flame with a fire extinguisher.
A police spokesman said he sprayed fire retardant at the Olympic torch but failed to put the flame out.
The torch will be used to light the cauldron at Olympic Stadium during the Sept. 15 opening ceremony to mark the official start of the Sydney 2000 games.
deseretnews.com /sydney/view/1,3466,195008846,00.html   (211 words)

 Olympic heart, Olympic torch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The passing of the torch is a tradition that began at the 1928 Amsterdam Games.
In case he does, the torch is designed to protect the flame against wind, rain, and any unexpected problems.
Participants and spectators will use the torch as a reminder of the Sept. 11 tragedy, as the wife of one of the victims will carry the flame through New York on Dec. 23.
www.andovertownsman.com /news/20011206/FP_001.html   (748 words)

 Athens 2004 / Olympic Torch Relay Route
The Olympic flame will travel from Ancient Olympia, where the Games were born in 776 BC, to all five continents for the first time in a 78-day return journey.
Only permanent residents of Greece, who have attained the age of 14 by January 1st, 2004 and, who do not hold positions in public office for the duration of the Torch Relay, regardless of gender or religion are eligible to participate in the Greek route of the ATHENS 2004 Torch Relay Programme.
Permanent residents in countries, other than Greece, where the Olympic Flame will pass by and who are interested in becoming Torchbearers in their countries, should contact the respective National Olympic Committee of their country, which is responsible for providing them with all relevant information.
www.invgr.com /olympics_torch_route.htm   (311 words)

 Olympics - EnchantedLearning.com
The Greeks held the first Olympic games in the year 776 BC (over 2700 years ago), and had only one event, a sprint (a short run that was called the "stade").
At the end of an Olympics, the mayor of the host-city presents the flag to the mayor of the next host-city.
For each Olympics, a new flame is started in the ancient Olympic stadium in Olympia, Elis, Greece, using a parabolic mirror to focus the rays of the Sun.
www.enchantedlearning.com /olympics   (1145 words)

 Olympic Torch
The torch created by a Georgia Tech team was unveiled for the Hellenic Olympic Committee in Athens, Greece, by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games on April 6.
One of the primary considerations for the torch is the sanctity of the flame, Shelton said.
1996 Torch Relay: Begins in Olympia with traditional ceremony during which a parabolic mirror is used to light the torch with the rays of the sun.
gtalumni.org /stayinformed/techtopics/sum95/torch.html   (1106 words)

 Olympic Torch
I was privileged to be selected to carry the Olympic Torch in honor of my son in an Olympic Torch relay which took place on December 23, 2001, aboard a New York Waterways Ferry.
I also took the Torch to Evangel Christian School on May 3, 2002, where Joshua is a student.
It is my hope that everyone who held the Torch and everyone who sees the plaque will light their own personal fire within.
www.angelfire.com /ny5/paulgill/torch.html   (286 words)

 ATHENS 2004 Olympic Global Torch Relay - NYC.gov
The ATHENS 2004 Olympic Organizing Committee announced the first-ever global journey of the Olympic Torch in November of 2003.
The Olympic flame was lit by the sun's rays during a traditional ceremony in Ancient Olympia, Greece on March 25, 2004, the anniversary of the date that the modern Olympic Games were revived in 1896.
The ATHENS 2004 Olympic Torch Relay is not associated with NYC2012, the committee leading New York's bid to host the Olympic Games in 2012.
www.nyc.gov /html/misc/html/athens.html   (461 words)

 Olympic Torch
And on Sunday, the citizens of New York City gave the 2002 Winter Olympic torch relay a welcome that even Salt Lake City may be hard-pressed to top when the flame finally arrives there in February.
New Yorkers turned out by the thousands to watch the torch wend its way through Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens, then jammed the Rockefeller Center Plaza in the rain to watch Mayor Rudolph Giuliani deliver the torch in the relay's last leg of the night.
Rudy!" the mayor took the torch handoff from New York Fire Department Capt. Richard Parenty at the plaza entrance and jogged at a brisk clip down to the Rockefeller Center ice rink, which held hundreds of burning candles for this occasion.
www.angelfire.com /ny5/paulgill/torch2.html   (710 words)

 Greater London Authority - Olympic Torch Relay 2004
The 23rd leg of the international Olympic Torch Relay took place in London on 26 June 2004.
The torch was carried by 140 torchbearers along a 48 km route starting at Wimbledon and finishing in central London at the Olympic Torch Relay Concert.
The Torch Concert was a spectacular success and a fitting finale to the enormous welcome London gave the Olympic Flame throughout the day."
www.london.gov.uk /torchrelay/index.jsp   (106 words)

 China hopes to scale Mount Everest with Olympic Torch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The promise to take the Olympic Torch to the top of the worlds' highest mountain was made by the Mayor of Beijing, Liu Qi, in the documents that Beijing presented when making their bid for the 2008 games.
The 2000 Sydney Olympic torch, unlit, was sent into space on the Space Shuttle Atlantis on April 24, 2000.
After ten days in space, the torch was sent to Greece in May 2000 and the 2000 torch relay was begun.
www.internationalgames.net /news/0703/039.htm   (131 words)

 Flame facts: A brief history of the Olympic Torch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The modern Olympic flame was first seen in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, where it burned constantly throughout the Games.
The modern Olympic Torch Relay tradition began in 1936 in Berlin.
The torch is lit by the sun in Olympia, Greece, as it was in ancient times, and then passed from runner to runner in a relay to the host city.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /olympics/55301_hist22.shtml   (199 words)

 Olympic Torch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Its ergonomic design, dominated by curves, establishes the Torch as the continuation of the Flame itself in its free movement.
The Flame rises from the Torch as the extension of the Torchbearer’s hand.
The Olympic Velodrome roof, situated in the OAKA Complex, is 145m.
www.athens2004.com /en/OlympicTorch   (428 words)

 Olympic torch relay may cover Taiwan
It is hoped the torch relay for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games will cover many parts of China including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, Beijing's Party Secretary Liu Qi has announced.
The torch relay is expected to last for three months, just before the 2008 Games, added Hu.
Noting that the opening ceremony is crucial for the success of the Olympic Games, Liu said the BOCOG will give top priority to the opening ceremony in its preparation for the Games.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2005-03/16/content_425351.htm   (444 words)

 WCU NEWS - OLYMPIC TORCH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Knotts would not have had an opportunity to carry the torch if it had not been for his wife, Stacy, who nominated him to be a torchbearer without his knowledge.
The flame, which represents the Olympic athletes’ passion for competition and victory, is the only part of it that changes hands as the relay moves across the country.
Knotts was one of 11,500 torchbearers involved in the Olympic torch relay from Atlanta to Salt Lake City, Utah.
www.wcu.edu /pubinfo/news/otorch.html   (595 words)

 Olympic Torch
Brigham Fordham ’01 was an Olympic torchbearer as part of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Torch Relay.
The Olympic torch passed through the hands of more than 11,000 people and traveled more than 13,500 miles through 125 cities in 46 states before arriving in Salt Lake City on February 8 for the start of the 2002 Winter Games.
He was informed of his selection to carry the Olympic torch by e-mail last fall.
www.law.berkeley.edu /news/2002/fordham.html   (209 words)

 Business Wire: Coca-Cola presents Los Angeles with Olympic Tor... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Similar Olympic Torch Relay ceremonies are being conducted this week by Coca-Cola and The United Way in other U.S. communities on the route.
The 1996 Olympic Torch Relay, the largest in the history of the Olympic games, starts on April 27 in Los Angeles and ends in Atlanta 84 days later, on July 19, the day of the Opening Ceremony for the Games of the XXVIth Olympiad.
In Los Angeles and hundreds of other towns and cities along the Olympic Torch Relay route, celebrations of the arrival of the Olympic Flame and the cultural heritage of those communities are anticipated each day.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?docid=1G1:17331832&refid=ink_tptd_g1   (691 words)

 CBC News:Olympic torch returns to Montreal
The torch is in the midst of a five-continent tour leading up to the opening of the Summer Olympics in Athens in August.
Montreal is the only Canadian city to hold a torch relay for the Aug. 13-29 Athens Games.
It is the 15th city on the tour, which began on March 25 when the torch was lit at the temple of Hera in Olympia.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2004/06/20/canada/olytorch040620   (272 words)

 SKI Magazine ~ Olympic Torch Relay Begins
The torch to light the cauldron was brought by jetfrom Athens, Greece, to Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport and then by motorcade to the park, beginning a 46-state tour to the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
The torch was to end the day in Greenville, S.C. Ali ignited the torch from a giant cauldron that had been lighted from a flame from Athens, Greece.
Among the torch bearers will be Lyz Glick, the wife of Jeremy Glick, one of the passengers aboard United Flight 93, which crashed Sept. 11 in Pennsylvania after passengers apparently struggled with hijackers.
www.skimag.com /skimag/news/article/0,12795,326045,00.html   (659 words)

 United States Olympic Committee - CANOE/KAYAK: Jacobi and Taylor to Run the Olympic Torch
Charlotte, NC -- When the Olympic Torch arrives at the Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Athens, Greece, in August, two of USA Canoe/Kayak's Olympic Team athletes will have already experienced an up close and personal connection to the flame.
Taylor is scheduled to carry the Torch at 3:15 p.m.
Only the Olympics finds that unique way of reaching out to the citizens around the globe and connecting the spirit of the Games to their home communities," said Jacobi, a 1992 Gold Medalist.
www.olympic-usa.org /11789_pbimport25-219.htm   (475 words)

 Augusta Chronicle - Olympic torch passes through Mexico City 06/16/04
MEXICO CITY -- The Olympic flame that burned over Mexico City during the tumultuous 1968 Games was returned for a more peaceful tour of the city on Tuesday, part of a 26-nation ceremony ahead of the Athens Games.
Norma Enriqueta Basilio, who became the first woman to light an Olympic flame at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968, carries the Olympic Torch at the Olympic stadium in Mexico City, Mexico Tuesday June 15, 2004.
It was carried on a bus, escorted by police and news media, to the Olympic Stadium at Mexico's National Autonomous University, at the start of the winding 85-mile route to the city center.
chronicle.augusta.com /stories/061604/oly_124-4575.shtml   (708 words)

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