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San Francisco Olympic Torch Route Update – April 9, 2008

If you can take a break, don’t miss this historic event when the Beijing Olympic Torch makes its only North American stop in San Francisco next Wednesday afternoon (April 9th).

Opening ceremony takes place at McCovey Cove at 1pm.

The 6-mile route goes from McCovey Cove, along 3rd Street, down to Embarcadero, past Fisherman’s Wharf to Jefferson Street, then left on Hyde Street and up a short distance to Beach Street, then on to Polk Street near Aquatic Park. The next torch runner will head up Polk to Bay Street, then back to Embarcadero and stop in front of the Ferry Building at Justin Herman Plaza.

Note: Expect to see protesters (pro-Tibet activists condemning China’s human rights) along the route, at Union Square, Portsmouth Square, Civic Center and Washington Square.


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Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Lighting Ceremony and Olympic Torch Relay

The countdown to the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics has begun. Mark your calendar!

Mar. 24 — Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Lighting Ceremony at Olympia, Greece.
Mar. 24-29 — Olympic Torch Relay, Greece.
Mar. 30 — Greece Hand-over Ceremony
Mar. 31 — Beijing Olympic Torch Relay, Beijing, China.

Apr. 9th – Torch Visits San Francisco – The only city in North America.

The 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics pre-game festivities kick off with a Torch Lighting Ceremony, Olympic Torch Relay and Hand-over Ceremony in Greece, followed by a Torch Relay in Beijing, China and around the world. The Olympic Torch returns to Beijing in August for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

More Info on Olympic Torch Lighting Ceremony and Planned Route for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay


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