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2008 Olympic Torch - Beijing 2008 - Games of the XXIX Olympiad 2008 Olympic Torch - Beijing 2008 - Games of the XXIX Olympiad - China

• The Olympic Torch is designed in reference to the traditional Chinese concept of the 5 elements that make up the entire universe. Water, metal, fire, wood, and earth (the five elements of Chinese philosophy)
• The Olympic Torch is designed by a team from Lenovo Group, the fourth largest personal computer manufacturer in the world, after Hewlett-Packard and Dell of the US, and Acer of Taiwan.
• The Olympic Torch is based on traditional scrolls and uses a traditional Chinese design known as "Lucky Cloud".
• The Olympic Torch is made from aluminum.
• The Olympic Torch is 72 centimetres high and weighs 985 grams.
• The torch is designed to remain lit in 65 kilometre per hour winds, and in rain of up to 50 millimetres per hour.
• The Olympic Torch has an ignition key to ignite and extinguish the flame.
• The Olympic Torch is fueled by cans of propane. Each can will light the torch for 15 minutes.

Torch Relay - Beijing 2008 - Games of the XXIX Olympiad Name: Journey of Harmony
Begin: 24 March 2008, in Olympia, Greece
Finish: 8 August 2008, in Beijing, China
Duration: 130 days (expected)
Torchbearers: 21,880
Torch relay song (English version): Light the Passion Share the Dream - composed by Chris Babida
Distance: 137,000 km (85,000 mi)

Torch relay - International route - Beijing 2008 - Games of the XXIX Olympiad 1. Beijing, China
2. Almaty, Kazakhstan
3. Istanbul, Turkey
4. St.Petersburg, Russia
5. London, England
6. Paris, France
7. San Francisco, USA
8. Buenos Aires, Argentina
9. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
10. Muscat, Oman
11. Islamabad, Pakistan
12. Mumbai, India
13. Bangkok, Thailand
14. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
15. Jakarta, Indonesia
16. Canberra, Australia
17. Nagano, Japan
18. Seoul, South Korea
19. Pyongyang, North Korea
20. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
21. Taipei, Taiwan
22. Hong Kong, China
23. Macau, China

Torch relay - China route - Beijing 2008 - Games of the XXIX Olympiad 1. Hainan Province (Sanya, Wuzhishan, Wanning, Haikou)
2. Guangdong Province (Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Huizhou, Shantou)
3. Fujian Province (Fuzhou, Quanzhou, Xiamen, Longyan)
4. Jiangxi Province (Ruijin, Jinggangshan, Nanchang)
5. Zhejiang Province (Wenzhou Ningbo, Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Jiaxing)
6. Shanghai
7. Jiangsu Province (Suzhou, Nantong, Taizhou, Yangzhou, Nanjing)
8. Anhui Province (Hefei, Huainan, Wuhu, Jixi, Huangshan)
9. Hubei Province (Wuhan, Yichang, Jingzhou)
10. Hunan Province (Yueyang, Changsha, Shaoshan)
11. Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (Guilin, Nanning, Baise)
12. Yunnan Province (Kunming, Lijiang, Xamgyi'nyilha)
13. Guizhou Province (Guiyang, Kaili, Zunyi)
14. Chongqing
15. Sichuan Province (Guang'an, Mianyang, Guanghan, Leshan, Zigong, Yibin, Chengdu)
16. Tibet Autonomous Region (Shannan Diqu, Lhasa)
17. Qinghai Province (Golmud, Qinghai Hu, Xining)
18. Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (Urumqi, Kashi, Shihezi, Changji)
19. Gansu Province (Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Jiuquan, Tianshui, Lanzhou)
20. Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (Zhongwei, Wuzhong, Yinchuan)
21. Shaanxi Province (Yan'an, Yangling, Xianyang, Xi'an)
22. Shanxi Province (Yuncheng, Pingyao, Taiyuan, Datong)
23. Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (Hohhot, Ordos, Baotou, Chifeng)
24. Heilongjiang Province (Qiqihar, Daqing, Harbin)
25. Jilin Province (Songyuan, Changchun, Jilin, Yanji)
26. Liaoning Province (Shenyang, Benxi, Liaoyang, Anshan, Dalian)
27. Shandong Province (Yantai, Weihai, Qingdao, Rizhao, Linyi, Qufu, Tai'an, Jinan)
28. Henan Province (Shangqiu, Kaifeng, Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Anyang)
29. Hebei Province (Shijiazhuang, Qinhuangdao, Tangshan)
30. Tianjin
31. Beijing

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