Lighting Of Olympic Flame Today

Today’s opening ceremony of the lighting of the Olympic flame at Olympia, Greece for the xx1x Summer Olympic Games of Beijing will be followed by a torch relay expecting to last 130 days.

Covering a distance of 137,000km {85,000m} and passing through 5 continents, the torch will make its final stop in Beijing where it will pay host to 28 summer sports, with approximately 10,000 athletes expecting to participate in the games.

The Beijing Olympic Games will commence on 8th -24th Aug 2008.

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