Olympic Flame – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The relay of the flame from Greece to the site of the modern games had no ancient precedent and was introduced by Carl Diem, with the support of Joseph Goebbels, at the controversial Berlin Olympics as a means to promote Nazi ideology.
This man wants the Dalai Lama to carry the torch.
BoingBoing links to the fascinating National Geographic story, which has been reprinted. “My Life in Forbidden Lhasa” (1955) republished by Nat Geo – Boing Boing