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The Olympic Torch Relay From the Lighting Ceremony in Olympia to the Host City

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Secrets of the Rio 2016 torch revealed
Secrets of the Rio 2016 torch revealed The Olympic torch that will carry the Olympic flame on its 95-day tour of Brazil is no ordinary means of illumination. As the flame is passed on from one torchbearer to another, the receiving torch will open out to reveal coloured sections symbolising the diversity and vitality of Brazil.
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Rio 2016: Olympic flame wins hearts and minds in Minas Gerais
Rio 2016: Olympic flame wins hearts and minds in Minas Gerais Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay saw the flame start off its journey in Itaberaí, in Goiás state, where it received a noisy reception as children from the local schools heralded its arrival with drums and percussion. The first Torchbearer of the day was former Brazilian marathon athlete, Joacyr Verde.
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