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Torch relay in San Francisco leg inaugurates

Olympic torch relay concludes in San Francisco

The closing ceremony for the Olympic torch relay in San Francisco was relocated on Wednesday while the relay was concluded in the U.S. western coastal city. Chinese Olympic swimming champion Lin Li began her run by holding the torch high and waving to a cheering crowd. [Full story] [Photos]
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Standard time zone: UTC/GMT -7 hours;
Official language: English;
Currency: United States Dollar ($) (USD)
Previous leg  Paris
April 7, 2008  
Buenos Aires  Next leg
April 11, 2008  
Torch Relay Highlights

Medallist

Medal list of the USA 2004 Athens:
35 golds, 39 silvers, 29 bronzes
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Torch Relay and San Francisco

Participation in Torch Relay Summer Olympics:
Los Angeles 1984, Atlanta 1996
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History of San Francisco

San Francisco San Francisco historical information   San Francisco is a young City but its history has already been marked by major events. This space provides an overview of these events to give visitors a basic understanding of the historical forces that have shaped this City through years of incredible growth. About 10,000 to 20,000 years ago, the Bay area was inhabited by the native people indigenous to the area, later to be called the Ohlone (a Miwok Indian word meaning "western people"). [Full story]

Travel in San Francisco

Waterfront visitors Port of San Francisco   Many of the city's leading tourist attractions are located at the port, including Hyde Street Pier, Fisherman's Wharf, PIER 39 and access to Alcatraz. These attractions draw more than 15 million visitors annually to San Francisco's northern waterfront. In addition to being a world-renown visitor attraction, Fisherman's Wharf is also the center of Northern California's commercial fishing industry, Pier 45 is one of America's most modern fish-processing centers. [Full story]

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