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  • Pyeongchang receives Olympic flame

    ATHENS: The flame that will burn during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was handed over to organisers in Athens on Tuesday in the marble stadium that hosted the first modern Games in 1896...

    After a week-long journey across Greece and an overnight stay on the Acropolis hill, the flame that was lit in Ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympics, was carried into the Panathenaic Stadium by Korean Olympic speed skating medallist Kim...

  • Flame arrives to light Pyeongchang’s story of fire and ice

    INCHEON: The Olympic flame arrived in South Korea on Wednesday to begin its journey towards the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, lighting the blue touchpaper on a winter sports spectacular that organisers say will help promote peace on the Korean peninsula...

    Flown in from Athens following a handover ceremony at the Panathenaic Stadium, which hosted the first modern Games in 1896, the flame arrives at a time of heightened tensions over North...

  • Flame lit for troubled Rio Games

    ANCIENT OLYMPIA (Greece): The Olympic flame was lit on Thursday in an ancient temple in one country in crisis and solemnly sent off carrying international hopes that Brazil’s political paralysis will not taint the Rio Games that start in barely 100 days...

    As the flame was kindled in the 2,600-year-old Temple of Hera at Ancient Olympia, Interna­tional Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach and Rio organisers sought to rally...

  • UN chief backs refugee team as Olympic flame stops in Geneva

    GENEVA: UN chief Ban Ki-moon said on Friday he will not remain neutral at the Rio Games, pledging to cheer for a team of refugees as the Olympic flame stopped by the United Nations in Geneva...

    The Olympic flame was lit last week in a 2,600-year-old temple in Ancient Olympia, and on Wednesday it was handed to Rio Games officials, setting off the 100-day countdown to the August 5 opening ceremony...

  • Old flame, new game

    They were arguably the most popular on-screen couple of India in the late 1980s and early ’90s...

    They were once even thought to have been romantically involved but let’s not go there
  • Flame lands in Brazil for 94-day relay to Olympics

    The Olympic flame was flown into Brasilia on Tuesday to start a three-month relay through more than 300 towns and cities that will end with the opening of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracan stadium on Aug 5...

    A smiling Rousseff waved to crowds as she lit a green cauldron with the Olympic flame on the ramp of Brasilia’s modernistic Planalto presidential palace...

  • Olympics: Flame lit for troubled Rio Games

    ANCIENT OLYMPIA: The Olympic flame was lit Thursday in an ancient temple in one country in crisis and solemnly sent off carrying international hopes that Brazil's political paralysis will not taint the Rio Games that start in barely 100 days...

    As the flame was kindled in the 2,600-year-old Temple of Hera at Ancient Olympia, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach and Rio organisers sought to rally support...

  • Flame for Tokyo Olympics lit in Greece

    OLYMPIA: The Olympic flame for the 2020 Tokyo Games was lit in ancient Olympia on Thursday amid an unprecedented health lockdown as Greece registered its first death from coronavirus...

    With spectators banned, an actress dressed as an ancient Greek high priestess lit the flame using the rays of the sun reflected off a concave mirror, launching a week-long torch relay in Greece before the flame is handed to Tokyo organisers on March...

  • Tokyo 2020 organisers receive Olympic flame for troubled Games

    ATHENS: Tokyo 2020 organisers received the Olympic flame in a scaled-down handover ceremony in the Greek capital on Thursday, amid the coronavirus spread that has cast doubt on the global, multi-billion dollar event...

    In the absence of spectators, Olympic gymnastics champion Lefteris Petrounias ran a lap with the flame and Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi lit a cauldron inside the all-marble Panathenaic stadium...

  • Thousands flock to see Olympic flame despite virus fears

    SENDAI: Tens of thousands of people flocked to a cauldron with the Oly­mpic flame in northeastern Japan over the weekend despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic...

    The flame arrived in Japan to a scaled-down wel­coming ceremony on Friday as doubts grew over whether the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will go ahead on schedule as the deadly virus causes chaos around the world...

  • Selling geese that lay the golden eggs

    So does it make sense to sell the geese that lay the golden eggs? “Absolutely not,” asserts former finance minister Dr Hafiz A...

    Most economists concurred that it was unwise to retain the ugly ducklings and sell the geese that lay the golden eggs...

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