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Olympic torch controversy

The World's Alex Gallafent on the controversial history of the Olympic torch relay: the modern tradition of the relay started on the eve of the 1936 Olympic Games, hosted by Nazi Germany.

Arts, Culture & Media

China's olympic gamble

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Beijing that foreign visitors to the Chinese capital have generally had a positive experience during the Olympics, despite lingering concerns over pollution and the lack of freedoms in China.