Monday, August 4, 2008

NYTimes: The Olympic Torch

The Olympic Flame or Olympic Torch is a symbol of the Olympic Games. There is a special torch for each Olympics.

The torch carries the flame from Greece through many cities to the current place of the Olympic Games. This year, the Olympic Games will be in Beijing, China.

On August 8, 2008, 8:08pm, the torch will light the Olympic Fire in Beijing, and the Olympic Games will officially begin.

You can see the different Olympic torches and listen to a short audio clip here. When move the cursor over the torch, the toch gets bigger and shows a short history about the torch.

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