That ain't Greek. Nuh-uh.
April 5, 2008 2:24 AM Subscribe
posted by flapjax at midnite (37 comments total)
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The Olympic torch is being welcomed this weekend in the UK as a symbol of the sporting spirit, uniting people around the world in peaceful competition.
But the idea of lighting the torch at the ancient Olympian site in Greece and then running it through different countries has much darker origins
Wikipedia aricle on Carl Diem
, the man who came up with the idea.