Olympic Torch Relay
The Olympic Torch has been making its way to Vancouver for over 100 days now, and with the Olympics set to begin in a few days, leave it to Boston.com’s The Big Picture to bring it to us in stunning beauty:
After departing Athens, Greece on October 30th, the Olympic Flame has been traveling across Canada, on its 106-day, 26,000 km overland relay (another 18,000 km by air). Over 12,000 torch-bearers will carry the flame along a winding path covering all of Canada, passing through over 1,000 communities total – from Toronto, Winnipeg and Calgary to smaller communities such as Gwa’Sala-Nakwaxda’xw, Notre-Dame-du-Lac, Moose Jaw and Sheshatshiu. The final destination: Vancouver’s BC Place on February 12, 2010, where it will light the Olympic Cauldron and signal the start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.