The Olympic Flame

October 22, 2009

Finally…the countdown begins.

At noon today in Greece (about 5 AM Eastern....sheeeshh), the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Flame was lit.
The flame will make a 8 day journey around Greece, before arriving in Victoria on October 30th. From there, it will spend 106 days visiting every corner of Canada, travelling over 45,000 km in the process. VANOC has a very cool interactive map highlight the route, which can be found here.

Now, like an idiot, I’ve managed to make myself unavailable the night its going to be in Toronto (Dec 19th), so I think I’ll have to drive down to Hamilton a few days later (Dec 21st) and see it there.

I think that this represents the starting of the true ‘home stretch’ for the Games. A video of the ceremony itself is below.


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This blog is the online chronicle of our adventures leading up to, and including, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. We hope to give you a little insight into what went into planning our trip and a first hand look at the Games from the ground in Vancouver.

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