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The Olympic flame arrived in Janina

March 26 2008

The second day of the Olympic torch relay for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing ended in the city of Ioannina in northwest Greece. On the way to the venue of the Olympic Games fire overcame 198.5 kilometers. Fire solemnly met in the central square.

Fire on the area brought the champion of Athens 2004 Olympic Games weightlifter George Markulas not hide his satisfaction with participation in the Olympic event. "For me, most of the log in my town, holding the Olympic flame - said the athlete. - I feel that I am part of this great journey from Ancient Olympia to Beijing, sent to all peoples the message of peace and friendship. I am confident that the Olympic Games in Beijing will be a great success, continuing the tradition established Athens four years ago. "

Solemn ceremony to light the Olympic altars were on the road relay in Agrinio and Amfilohije. In Agrinio with the Olympic flame lit altar champion in the women's 800 meters Evtimis Papadopoulos, in Amfilohije - participant in the Paralympic Games Paraskevi Kantza. In all the cities through which today was the Olympic flame carried through, it is with great pleasure greeted by thousands of local residents waving flags of Greece and China, BBC News broadcast. Today the Olympic torch relay will travel through the city of Ioannina Metsovo, Grevena, Kozani - in Veriyu near Thessaloniki.

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