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  • Torch Relay Heads Into Home Stretch


    Cycling legend Eddy Merkcx with the Olympic torch in Antwerp. 
    (ATR) - The worldwide Athens Olympic Torch Relay spends its final two weeks on a 19 city journey through Europe.

    Belgium is the first host, with stops in Antwerp and Brussels then traveling to the Netherlands for Amsterdam, followed by a July 24 run in Geneva and Lausanne, home of the International Olympic Committee.

    The four European cities bidding for the 2012 Olympics will hold torch relay events: Paris on June 25, London the 26th, Madrid on the 27th and Moscow scheduled for July 3.

    The relay returns to Greece on July 9.

    More in the June 25 issue of Around the Rings, for subscribers only.