Olympic flame (28 photos)

The Olympic flame has come a long way from Greece to Canada. 106-day marathon will end February 12, 2010 in Vancouver, thus marking the beginning of the Winter Olympics. Fire will make the longest journey on a single country in the history of the Olympic Games. The marathon will be held in 200 settlements, with the participation of 12 thousand people.








1. The Olympic flame on the shore Kvolikum Beach, British Columbia, November 2. (AP Photo / The Canadian Press / Jonathan Hayward)




2. The Working Group, responsible for the Olympic flame in Vancouver in 2010, is preparing for a marathon meeting in Montreal on 20 October. The largest manufacturer of planes and trains company «Bombardier» develops and manufactures torches for the Olympic flame. Now holds 50% of the work, 6,000 torches of 12,000 have been released. (ROGERIO BARBOSA / AFP / Getty Images)




3. Greek actress Maria Nafpliotou in the role of the High Priestess lights the torch at the stadium in Athens on October 29. Greece passes the fire Canada to overcome the long journey before 12 February ignited at the stadium in Vancouver during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics 2010. (REUTERS / Yiorgos Karahalis)




4. In the plane that will leave Athens on October 30 specially trained 6 places for lamps with the Olympic flame. Airplane travel through the night and landed in Victoria, from which will start the marathon Olympic flame. (AP Photo / The Canadian Press / Jonathan Hayward)



5. The leaders of the Canadian tribes led by Jacob Jib carry the Olympic torch through the Victoria Harbour, 30 October. (Jeff Vinnick / Getty Images)



6. Olympic medalist Simon Whitfield and Catriona Le May Doan carried the Olympic Torch in Victoria, October 30. (Jeff Vinnick / Getty Images)



7. The coach of Team Canada Rowing Albert Van Shothorst danced on the dock, while the Olympic Torch Relay reached Saanich, October 30. (Jeff Vinnick / Getty Images)



8. Olympic champion Kevin Light (right) passes the baton of the Sydney Olympic torch steering junior rowing team on October 30, Victoria. (AP Photo / The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)



9. Dan Scott leaves the National Park «Fort Rodd Hill» and continues Olympic marathon on October 31, British Columbia. (Jeff Vinnick / Getty Images)



10. Young actors dressed in costumes before the show dedicated to the Olympic torch relay in Victoria on October 30. (Jeff Vinnick / Getty Images)



11. 72-year-old surfer Ruth Sadler enters the Pacific Ocean. There to pass the torch to the Olympic torch to another surfer Rafa Bruvileru, Tofino, November 1. (AP Photo / The Canadian Press / Darryl Dyck)



12. Surfer Raph Bruviler delivered on its board Olympic flame in the National Park of "Pacific Rim", November 1. (AP Photo / The Canadian Press / Jonathan Hayward)



13. snowshoeing, Alan Benjamin carrying the torch in Old Crow, Yukon, November 4th. (AP Photo / The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)



14. Annika Trimble (left) passes the Olympic flame Orbell Mark Lee, who went on snow machines in Inuvik, 4 November. (AP Photo / The Canadian Press / Jonathan Hayward)



15. Abel Tingmiak in traditional dress Canadian residents carried the Olympic flame past the church, built in the form of a needle, Inuvik, 4 November, during the Olympic torch relay 2010. (AP Photo / The Canadian Press / Jonathan Hayward)



16. Polar bear walking down a road on which the Olympic torch relay reached the town of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, November 8. (AP Photo / The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)



17. Brenda Ekaluk delivers the Olympic flame across the frozen bay Resolute Bay in Nunavut, November 9. (AP Photo / The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)



18. Brenda Ekaluk delivers the Olympic flame across the frozen bay Resolute Bay in Nunavut, November 9. (AP Photo / The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)



19. Nikshantess Penashue holds the Olympic torch being in Sheshatshui, Newfoundland, on November 11th. (AP Photo / The Canadian Press / Jonathan Hayward)



20. People dressed in Viking say pep talk to Frank Humber, who had the honor of carrying the Olympic flame, L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, November 12. (AP Photo / The Canadian Press / Jonathan Hayward)



21. Frank Humber carries the Olympic flame in the town of L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, November 12. (AP Photo / The Canadian Press / Jonathan Hayward)



22. The Olympic flame is lit in the community St. Anthony, Newfoundland, November 12. (AP Photo / The Canadian Press / Jonathan Hayward)



23. Olympic curling champion Mike Adam slides at the rink with the Olympic flame in hand in St. John's, Newfoundland, November 13. (AP Photo / The Canadian Press / Jonathan Hayward)



24. Two members of the Olympic torch relay stand in the yard «Basilica Cathedral» in St. John's, Newfoundland, November 13. (AP Photo / The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)



25. The Olympic canoeing-twos Andrew Russell (right) and Gabriel Boshesne-Sevigne rowing with the Olympic flame on Shubinakadskomu channel in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, November 18. (AP Photo / The Canadian Press / Andrew Vaughan)



26. hockey team «Pittsburgh Penguins» Sidney Crosby receives the baton from snowboarders Sarah Conrad of Halifax, November 18. (REUTERS // Paul Darrow)



27. Olympic champion Canadian former hockey player Casey Campbell-Pascal leaves in a cart out of the house "Anne of Green Gables" with the Olympic flame, November 22, Prince Edward Island. Wagon run by Wayne Bernard and Anne, played by 12-year-old Lane Smith. (AP Photo / The Canadian Press / Brian McInnis / Charlottetown Guardian)



28. The Brazilian Olympic swimming champion and world record holder in the 100m freestyle Cesar Cielo runs with the torch in the Reserve «Hopewell Rocks» on the banks of New Brunswick Bay, November 24. (AP Photo / The Canadian Press / Adam Huras / New Brunswick Telegraph-Herald)

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