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Thursday, 21 April 2016
Flame for Rio Olympics is lit at birthplace of ancient Games
The Olympic flame has been kindled at the birthplace of the ancient games in Greece, heralding the start of a 15-week journey leading to the Aug. 5 opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro.
IOC and Rio organizing committee leaders attended Thursday's flame-lighting at Ancient Olympia, where antiquity's greatest sporting event was held for over 1,000 years.
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2016 Olympic Games
Rio de Janeiro