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2004 Olympic Torch Relay

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For the first time, the Olympic Flame circumnavigated the globe, starting in Olympia in advance of the 2004 games.
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The flame criss-crossed Europe en route the opening ceremony.
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Major cities in Greece got a visit from the flame.
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Olympic Torch Relay Jet - Zeus (Registration TF-ARO)


The 2004 Olympic Torch Relay took the Olympic flame across every habitable continent, returning to Athens, Greece for the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad. Every city which had hosted the Summer Olympics was revisited by the torch, as well as several other cities chosen for their international importance.

The relay was the first time the Olympic flame had travelled to Africa, India and South America. It was also the first time the flame had circumnavigated the globe. The flame was transported from country to country aboard a specially-equipped Boeing 747 leased from Atlanta Icelandic (Registration TF-ARO). called Zeus.

Upon returning to Greece, the flame visited several Greek cities, before reaching Athens for the 2004 Summer Olympics opening ceremony August 13.

The International Olympic Committee has indicated that, due to the success of the 2004 run, they might sanction a circumnavigation of the flame before every succeeding Olympics.

The international route for the torch

  1. Olympia, Greece (ancient Olympics)
  2. Sydney, Australia (2000)
  3. Melbourne, Australia (1956)
  4. Tokyo, Japan (1964)
  5. Seoul, South Korea (1988)
  6. Beijing, China (2008)
  7. Delhi, India
  8. Cairo, Egypt (North Africa / Middle East)
  9. Cape Town, South Africa (Southern Africa)
  10. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (South America)
  11. Mexico City, Mexico (1968)
  12. Los Angeles, USA (1932/1984)
  13. Saint Louis, USA (1904)
  14. Atlanta, USA (1996)
  15. New York, USA (headquarters of the United Nations)
  16. Montreal, Canada (1976)
  17. Antwerp, Belgium (1920)
  18. Brussels, Belgium
  19. Amsterdam, The Netherlands (1928)
  20. Geneva, Switzerland
  21. Lausanne, Switzerland (Olympic Headquarters)
  22. Paris, France (1900/1924)
  23. London, England (1908/1948)
  24. Barcelona, Spain (1992)
  25. Rome, Italy (1960)
  26. Munich, Germany (1972)
  27. Berlin, Germany (1936)
  28. Stockholm, Sweden (1912)
  29. Helsinki, Finland (1952)
  30. Moscow, Russia (1980)
  31. Kiev, Ukraine
  32. Istanbul, Turkey
  33. Sofia, Bulgaria
  34. Nicosia, Cyprus
  35. Athens, Greece (1896/2004)el:Ολυμπιακή Λαμπαδηδρομία 2004

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