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2004 Olympic Torch Relay
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2004 Olympic Torch Relay

The 2004 Olympic Torch Relay takes the Olympic flame across every continent (except Antarctica), returning to Athens, Greece for the Games of the XXXVIII Olympiad. Every city which has hosted the Summer Olympics will be revisited by the torch, as well as several other cities chosen to be of international importance.

The route for the torch:

  1. Olympia, Greece (ancient Olympics)
  2. Athens, Greece (1896/2004)
  3. Sydney, Australia (2000)
  4. Melbourne, Australia (1956)
  5. Tokyo, Japan (1964)
  6. Seoul, South Korea (1988)
  7. Beijing, China (2008)
  8. Delhi, India
  9. Cairo, Egypt (North Africa / Middle East)
  10. Cape Town, South Africa (Southern Africa)
  11. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (South America)
  12. Mexico City, Mexico (1968)
  13. Los Angeles, USA (1932/1984)
  14. Saint Louis, USA (1904)
  15. Atlanta, USA (1996)
  16. New York, USA (headquarters of the United Nations)
  17. Montreal, Canada (1976)
  18. Antwerp, Belgium (1920)
  19. Brussels, Belgium
  20. Amsterdam, The Netherlands (1928)
  21. Geneva, Switzerland
  22. Lausanne, Switzerland (Olympic Headquarters)
  23. Paris, France (1900/1924)
  24. London, England (1908/1948)
  25. Barcelona, Spain (1992)
  26. Rome, Italy (1960)
  27. Munich, Germany (1972)
  28. Berlin, Germany (1936)
  29. Stockholm, Sweden (1912)
  30. Helsinki, Finland (1952)
  31. Moscow, Russia (1980)
  32. Kiev, Ukraine
  33. Istanbul, Turkey
  34. Sofia, Bulgaria
  35. Nicosia, Cyprus
  36. Athens, Greece (1896/2004)