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Wednesday, 9 June 2004

The Great Wall Illuminated by The Olympic Flame

The Olympic flame has arrived in Beijing, the host of the 2008 Olympic Games.

The flame was brought to the Great Wall of China, one of the great construction achievements of mankind.

The torch was carried along a section of the wall by a group of Chinese athletes yesterday. There was a reasonable turnout of spectators, estimated to be around 2000 people.

The official relay with the Olympic torch will begin today, and kick off in Tiananemn Square. It will finish its Chinese journey in the Summer Palace.

Meanwhile in Greece, P. Fasoulas (former President of the Greek Olympic Winners Association) has called those who doubt that the Olympic games will be ready on schedule "moaning Minnies".

In a press conference held yesterday, he expressed the opinion that it was impertinent to suggest that nothing was ready.

No worries then!

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