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Saturday, 5 June 2004

Flame Ignited

And so it begins; the Olympic flame has been lit in Sydney Australia, from a lantern flown in from Greece.

The Olympic flame will now travel the globe, and visit the world's Olympic cities.

Cathy Freemen, who lit the Sydney Olympic cauldron in 2000, had the honour of first holding the flame. The flame is symbolic of the hope, more important today than ever, of the Olympics bringing the world together.

The flame was carried by 144 different people, it will now be returned to the lantern; and flown on to Melbourne, then Tokyo and another 31 cities before the start of the Games on the 13th of August.

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