Olympic torch

Cherry blossom-themed torch unveiled for Tokyo 2020 Olympic, Paralympic games

The 1.2-kilogram torch is made from aluminium, 30 percent of which has been salvaged from the temporary housing built in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake.

Mar 20, 2019, 16:20 PM IST

Jaguar used in Olympic torch event killed in Brazil

A jaguar trotted out for the Olympic torch's passage through Brazil's Amazon was killed shortly afterward when it escaped its handlers and threatened a vet, the Brazilian military has said.

Jun 22, 2016, 05:15 AM IST

12,000 people to carry Olympic torch in Brazil

About 12,000 people will be chosen to carry the Olympic torch around Brazil in the three months leading up to next year`s Games in Rio de Janeiro, organisers announced on Friday.

Jul 03, 2015, 23:52 PM IST

Giant torch unveiled in US in honour of Indian spiritual guru

A giant torch, which is a replica of the Olympic torch, was unveiled here in honour of Indian spiritual leader Chinmoy Kumar Ghose.

Apr 17, 2014, 12:11 PM IST

International space crew returns Olympic torch to Earth

A Soyuz capsule carried an International Space Station crew of three back to Earth on Monday along with an Olympic torch.

Nov 11, 2013, 11:27 AM IST

ISS crew lands on Earth with Olympic Torch after 166 days in space

Expedition 37 crew members Karen Nyberg, Fyodor Yurchikhin and Luca Parmitano have returned from the ISS, landing at 9:49 pm EST Sunday.

Nov 11, 2013, 10:29 AM IST

Russia proud of Olympic torch space relay

Russia is proud of the space relay of the Olympic torch for the Sochi Winter Games, organising committee president Dmitry Chernyshenko said Sunday.

Nov 10, 2013, 19:43 PM IST

Russian cosmonauts take Olympic torch on maiden spacewalk

Two Russian cosmonauts took an Olympic torch on a spacewalk Saturday for the first time in history as part of the Sochi 2014 torch relay.

Nov 10, 2013, 09:33 AM IST

Russians take Olympic torch on historic spacewalk

Two cosmonauts took the Olympic torch unlit for a spacewalk today in a historic showcasing of Russia`s hosting of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in three months` time.

Nov 09, 2013, 22:09 PM IST

Russians to take Olympic torch on historic spacewalk

Two cosmonauts will on Saturday take the Olympic torch for an historic spacewalk aimed at showcasing Moscow`s prowess in science and sport.

Nov 09, 2013, 09:08 AM IST

Russian Soyuz carrying Olympic torch docks with ISS

Russia`s Soyuz spacecraft carrying an unlit Olympic torch for 2014 Winter Games in Sochi and three astronauts today successfully docked to the International Space Station (ISS).

Nov 07, 2013, 22:07 PM IST

Russian spacecraft flies Sochi Olympics torch to space

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying an Olympic torch for the Sochi Winter Games blasted off Thursday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, authorities said.

Nov 07, 2013, 14:49 PM IST

Russian Soyuz rocket flies Olympic torch to space station

A three-man crew successfully blasted off into space with the Olympic torch on Thursday, ready to take it on its first space walk in what they said would be a "spectacular" showcase for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

Nov 07, 2013, 12:00 PM IST

Olympic torch to go on spacewalk for first time as part of Sochi 2014 relay

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics torch will be sent to the International Space Station on board a Russian spacecraft this week.

Nov 06, 2013, 13:34 PM IST

Sochi Olympics organiser denies torch explosion reports

Russia`s Olympics chief organiser has denied reports that a torch used during the Sochi games relay had exploded.

Oct 23, 2013, 19:10 PM IST

Russian astronauts to take Olympic torch to ISS

A team of Russian astronauts will take the unlit Olympic torch for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the relay route.

Apr 30, 2013, 11:47 AM IST

London Olympics: Proud moment for India as Big B carries the torch

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan carried the Olympic Torch in London at Southwark on Thursday, a day before the opening ceremony of the Games.

Jul 27, 2012, 00:07 AM IST

World`s oldest Indian marathon runner to carry Olympic torch for 2nd time

A Sikh, who came to live in Britain in 1992 and began running marathons at the age of 86, is set to carry the Olympic torch through the streets of east London.

Jul 21, 2012, 20:35 PM IST

Organizers in turmoil as Olympic torch gets blown out in Scotland

Olympic torch chiefs were left in a state of turmoil after they could not reignite the flame after it blew out during its tour of Scotland.

Jun 13, 2012, 18:25 PM IST

James McAvoy runs with Olympic torch

James McAvoy beamed with pride as he carried the Olympic torch through his native Scotland.

Jun 10, 2012, 12:52 PM IST