Olympic Flame Arrives in Canada

It'll make cross-country trek before landing in Vancouver
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2009 11:21 PM CDT
Olympic Flame Arrives in Canada
Greek-Canadian Marina Trikeriotis-Porter carries the Olympic flame during a ceremony in Victoria, British Columbia, today.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – The Olympic flame touched down in Canada today, with a relay kicking off in Victoria, British Columbia, which will take it across the continent before returning it to Vancouver—less than 70 miles away—for the start of the Winter Games on Feb. 12. Its first day didn't exactly go according to plan—it arrived late from Greece, then it took several tries to light the cauldron at the provincial legislature.
(Read more 2010 Vancouver Olympics stories.)

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