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Pyeongchang 2018 Flame Lit in Birthplace of Ancient Olympics

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The flame for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games was lit at the birthplace of the ancient Olympics Tuesday, despite a brief cloudburst that disrupted the sun-reliant ceremony.

It launched a long torch relay that will culminate with the winter Games opening on Feb. 9.
 
"Now it will be up to Pyeongchang to keep the dynamism for the last three months of preparations," International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said. "They are very well under way, the stage is set...

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