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The Olympic Torch Is On The Move

One wonders if the Olympic torch relay might see some protests this time around. It sure seems like a good opportunity. ABC News reports on today's launch:
Using the sun's rays, the Olympic flame lighting for the Winter Games in Sochi went off without a hitch in southern Greece Sunday, ahead of its journey across Russia's nine time zones and even a trip to space before the Feb. 7-23 games. The ceremony was held with actresses dressed as ancient priestesses at the birthplace of the Greek games held in antiquity, with the flame lighting using a parabolic mirror. Actress Ino Menegaki, in the role of high priestess, called out to the ancient god of the sun, Apollo, before the flame was lit and passed to 18-year-old Greek alpine skier Ioannis Antoniou. NHL star Alex Ovechkin will be the first Russian involved in the torch relay. Newly elected International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach was present at the ceremony.
Russia Today has the route.

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