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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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August 8-24, 2008

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