Former gymnast Li Ning lights Olympic cauldron

The flame's four-month-long Journey of Harmony culminated with a spectacular end to the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games with the lighting of the cauldron just after midnight as former gymnast Li Ning "ran" along the 500-meter-long brim of the Bird's Nest to reach the gigantic cauldron. [Full story] [Special report] [Photos]

Torch relay in Chengdu concludes

The Olympic Torch Relay ended in Chengdu at 10:41 a.m., when last torchbearer Yu Zhirong, a hero of the recent Sichuan earthquake, arrived at the International Convention Center to light the cauldron. [Full story] [Special report] [Photos] [Previous leg] [Next leg]

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Torchbearer Ai FukuharaBig names carry Olympic torch in Nagano Big names and celebrities carried the Olympic torch through Nagano, the host city of the 1998 Winter Games, attracting thousands of Chinese students and local residents celebrating along the itinerary on Saturday. [Full story]

Torchbearer exhibits courage in ParisTorchbearer exhibits courage in Paris The fifth leg of the Beijing Olympic Torch Relay kicked off at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France on April 7. A young woman named Jin Jing, a Chinese torchbearer with a disability, garnered much attention from media for her bravery. [Full story]

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Olympic torch leaves Qingdao for Linyi

The Beijing Olympic torch was relayed Monday on the sea off Olympic co-host city Qingdao's coast in east China's Shandong Province...  More>>
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