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Winter Olympics torch is lit.

Summary: The torch relay for the Vancouver Vancouver, city, Canada
Vancouver, city (1991 pop. 471,844), SW British Columbia, Canada, on Burrard Inlet of the Strait of Georgia, opposite Vancouver Island and just N of the Wash. border.
 2010 Winter Olympics Olympics Sports medicine An international competition among (traditionally) nonprofessional athletes trained in a particular summer or winter sport, which is held every 4 yrs in a selected city. See Paralympics, Special Olympics, World Medical Games.  has begun, with the sun's rays igniting the torch at the ancient Olympic stadium The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece stadium of the Summer Olympic Games. Traditionally, the opening and closing ceremonies and the track & field competitions are held in the Olympic Stadium. .

The torch relay for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics has begun, with the sun's rays igniting the silver torch at the ancient Olympic stadium.

It was the first time in the last four winter Games
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 torch-lighting ceremonies that the back-up flame from the previous day's dress rehearsal dress rehearsal
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A full, uninterrupted rehearsal of a play with costumes and stage properties.


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 at the site of the ancient Olympics did not have to be used.

The ceremony kicked off an eight-day torch relay throughout Greece, including the country's ski resorts, before the torch is handed over to Games organisers in the Panathenian stadium in Athens, site of the first modern Olympics in 1896.

At the end of October the flame will arrive in Canada for the biggest-ever domestic relay, covering 45,000 kms and ending in Vancouver on February 12, the date of the Games opening ceremony.

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