Olympics flame burns brightly - A look back at the Olympics flame ahead of Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony - The Olympic Flame at the National Stadium on Day 7 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 15, 2008 in Beijing, China.
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The 2008 Olympic Games were the first to be held in China and there was no holding back on the pomp and splendor. The torch relay was the most international in Olympic history, as the flame travelled to every continent as well as the peak of Mount Everest. The awe-inspiring Opening Ceremony has been commonly called the most spectacular ever, featuring more than 15,000 performers. Canadian athletes won 19 medals, making it the country's second-best non-boycotted summer Games ever behind the…
The Olympic torch has been lit in Greece by the high priestess. How does one apply for her job? The torch relay will carry the same flame all the way to London. (Via Australian Olympic Team web site news)