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Wednesday, 7 July 2004

Peace and Goodwill? Not If You Live In Cyprus

The Olympic flame, symbol of the Olympic Games, has had to suffer the indignity of being diverted on its route to Athens.

It is reported that the ongoing dispute between the Turks and the Greeks over Cyprus, divided since 1974, has caused this diversion.

The flame was to have passed into both sides of the island. However, the Turkish side seems to have been a "tad" difficult with allowing this to happen. Therefore, to save time and energy in further negotiations, the flame's route has had to be changed.

Nice work guys! How very mature.

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