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Old April 30th, 2007, 05:20 PM   #21
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so we only missing fire...LOL
Huh? There'll be fire coming out the top of the torch LOL!
Besides, knowing the Chinese, the 2008 Olympics will probably end up having one of the most spectacular fireworks shows ever seen!
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Old July 26th, 2007, 02:51 AM   #22
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Huh? There'll be fire coming out the top of the torch LOL!
Besides, knowing the Chinese, the 2008 Olympics will probably end up having one of the most spectacular fireworks shows ever seen!
I think that's a definite certification there!

I like how the torch resembles a chinese scroll, there's just so much deep symbolism, not only the scroll, but the mascots, the pictograms, the medal designs, the chosen colours etc.

Check out the official website if you haven't already!

http://en.beijing2008.cn/spirit/beijing2008/graphic/
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 07:42 PM   #23
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Why is there a thread about an Olympic Torch in a general developments forum?
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Old February 29th, 2008, 02:06 AM   #24
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Old February 29th, 2008, 02:49 AM   #25
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does the olympic games really need a mascot for every game?
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Old February 29th, 2008, 03:33 AM   #26
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Nice torch!
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Old February 29th, 2008, 04:29 AM   #27
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does the olympic games really need a mascot for every game?
and they grow...from 1 mascot to 2-3 mascots, now 5!! I guess London need 10 mascots...LOL

But I do like the red one and the panda..they so cute.
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Old March 1st, 2008, 06:10 PM   #28
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Man, I love the torch
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 01:38 PM   #29
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Greece Gets Ready for the L ighting of the Flame

Greece Gets Ready!

Workers are racing against the clock to re-plant trees on ancient Olympia before next month's Beijing Games torch-lighting ceremony after the area was devastated by last year's forest fires.

Hundreds of thousands of acres of forest land were torched during the blazes last August that left much of the western Peloponnese in ashes and more than 65 people dead.

The site of the ancient Olympics and the modern Games' torch-lighting ceremony and relay did not escape destruction. The once lush pine forests that hug the ancient stadium and the popular archaeological site were left charred.

"Re-planting is already halfway done," Olympia mayor Giorgos Aidonis told Reuters on Tuesday. "As usual, we started late but I am optimistic that by the end of February the work will finish."

The Hellenic Olympic Committee recently warned that Greece faced international embarrassment because of re-forestation delays that would become visible in television pictures beamed around the world during the ceremony on March 24.

The Games will be held in the Chinese capital in August.

"We are rushing to be ready on time. More than 27,000 plants and trees will be planted by the end of February," Aidonis said.

BUSY PLANTING

Dozens of workers are now busy planting trees on the eerily bare Kronios hill, once covered in wild vegetation, above the ancient stadium.

Olympia is the home of the ancient Games and the torch-lighting ceremony and relays for every winter and summer Olympics since the 1936 Berlin Games.

Though the site was spared by the flames, nearby forests and the International Olympic Committee-owned Olympic Academy were severely damaged.

Gardeners have planted young cypress trees around the monument of the modern Games founder, Pierre de Coubertin, in the academy compound. The white marble monument, where his heart is buried, is the first stop of the first relay runner after every ceremony.

Aidonis said the IOC has done nothing to help.

"Absolutely nothing. They have not paid a single penny," he said.

The IOC said funds were given to the Greek Olympic Committee following the fires.

"A donation of $250,000 was made at the time via the National Olympic Committee," an IOC official told Reuters.

Local residents were also angry with what they said was cosmetic work only for the ceremony.

"There are other areas nearby that suffered even greater damage but there is no re-forestation going on there," local worker Achilleas Passias said, watering seedlings above the Coubertin monument.

"People died, people lost their homes and their livelihood so they should be cared for and not only what TV cameras will show during the torch lighting ceremony in March."



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Old March 6th, 2008, 11:41 AM   #30
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Olympic torch collection version is on sale










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Old March 6th, 2008, 06:15 PM   #31
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really i like it..so cute..small!! i'll want buy it, how much RMB or USD??
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Old March 7th, 2008, 09:54 AM   #32
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Beijing Olympic have element theme in it:

The bird nest = Earth
The water cube = water
The torch = clouds/air

so we only missing fire...LOL over all I like it so far, better that last Olympic's theme - "water", but Athen only use it on poster, Beijing put the theme design to all the building even the torch.
Feng shui?
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Old March 8th, 2008, 01:50 AM   #33
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^think it's gonna be a lighter then...lol
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Old March 8th, 2008, 03:38 AM   #34
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Old March 24th, 2008, 12:49 PM   #35
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the olympic flame has been lighted in olympia!
however a protestor made it in the Ceremony .....

the long journey begins to Beijing 2008!
good luck Beijing in your journey.

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Old March 24th, 2008, 02:04 PM   #36
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We Greeks wishing you, Olympic Flame, a good journey. In those times this journey will be a difficult one as Ekechereia, Olympic Truce seems to be forgotten even by the city that has the honour to host the Olympic Games. May the Flame reach the hearts of people and the Idea of Olympism Beijing! Good luck.
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Greeks Light Beijing Olympics Flame


Greeks Light Flame for Beijing Olympics (Amid Tensions Over Tibet)

From the Ancient Stadium of Olympia to Beijing Olympic Stadium! Good Luck Beijing!!!


Olympics: Flame for Beijing Olympics lit in Ancient Olympia

Athens (dpa) - The Beijing 2008 Olympic torch was lit by the sun's rays in ancient Olympia on Monday, marking the start of a five-month international torch rely that will end with the opening of the 29th Games on August 8.

Despite an overcast at the ancient archaeological site, a high priestess, played by Greek actress Maria Nafpliotou, lit the torch in front of the Temple of Hera.

Prior to the flame lighting ceremony, two pro-Tibet demonstrators ran onto the field of the stadium at Ancient Olympia carrying black flags during the speech of the President of the Beijing Olympic Committee Liu Qi. The men were quickly detained by police.

Greek athlete Alexandros Nikolaidis, an Athens 2004 Games taekwondo silver medalist, will be the first torchbearer, starting a six-day relay throughout Greece before the flame is handed over to Chinese Olympic officials on March 30 at the Kalimarmaro Stadium in Athens.
(http://www.bangkokpost.com/sportsplu....php?id=126705)
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now the real grind starts
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We Greeks wishing you, Olympic Flame, a good journey. In those times this journey will be a difficult one as Ekechereia, Olympic Truce seems to be forgotten even by the city that has the honour to host the Olympic Games. May the Flame reach the hearts of people and the Idea of Olympism Beijing! Good luck.
Thanks Greek friend.

Wish the torch, the Olympic spirit will lighten people's dark side and bring peace and prosperity to the people all around the world.
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