The Torch Goes over the Mountain

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China's worst fears were realized today when the Olympic flame couldn't be lit without disruption caused by the recent unrest in Tibet. At the lighting ceremony in Ancient Olympia, protesters evaded massive security to unfurl a banner showing the Olympic rings as handcuffs. A Tibetan woman covered in fake blood briefly blocked the path of the torchbearer.



  • Philip Hersh - Olympics Reporter, Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times


Warren Olney


Frances Anderton