Tag Archives: Olympic Torch

WATCH: Olympic Torch Gets Royal Treatment

On the last day of its 8,000-mile journey all around Britain, the Olympic torch traveled on the Thames aboard the Queen’s royal rowbarge, the Gloriana, powered by 16 oarsmen. The Gloriana led the flotilla during the Diamond Jubilee ...

Royal Roundup: A Warm Windsor Welcome for London Games

The whole royal family’s turning out for the Games.

Queen Elizabeth hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace on Monday for members of the International Olympic Committee.

Torchbearer Elmo?: ‘Sesame Street’ Creature Bids to Carry Olympic Flame

Who’s red, furry, speaks in a high voice and hopes to take part in the Olympics in London this summer? That would be Elmo, everyone’s favorite monster from Sesame Street.

Despite Foibles – and Olympic eBayers – the Torch Is Lighting Up the UK

The Olympic torch got a big sendoff in the UK over the weekend, with an estimated 100,000 people turning out to cheer the beginning of the flame relay.

Royal Roundup: Princess Anne, Olympic Torchbearer

In a rainy ceremony in Athens that included school children singing “God Save the Queen,” Princess Anne accepted the Olympic torch on Thursday as it was symbolically handed over to London.