SI.com - Olympics - Greek organizers kindle backup Oly torch - Sunday March 23, 2008 12:52PM: "a Greek actress in the white gown and sandals of a pagan high priestess used a backup flame lit at a rehearsal on Saturday.
That flame will be sent to China if storms forecast for Monday scuttle the official lighting ceremony beside the 2,600-year-old Temple of Hera in ancient Olympia.
'We hope the weather is good tomorrow,' Culture Minister Michalis Liapis said.
Clouds spoiled the ceremony for the 2000 Sydney Olympics and the last three Winter Olympics.
But bad weather is not the only headache for the mock-ancient ceremony's organizers -- who took the rare step of moving Monday's event an hour back to avoid rainstorms."
Sunday, March 23, 2008
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