IOC Cancelled Olympic Torch Light Relay

The Olympic torch relay is now in London. London will be the host country for 2012 Olympic Games. IOC confirmed that the torch light will stay inside the host country

In the past two summer Olympics the torch was taken on a world tour, but the experiment started for the Athens Games in 2004 has now been scrapped. The experience is very bitter for Olympic Organizing Committee. There were widespread political protests which disrupted the passage of the torch ahead of last year's Games in Beijing.

"After the relay in Athens, which was the first international relay, we came to the conclusion it was easier for the torch to stay inside the (host) country," executive director Gilbert Felli (IOC) told Press Association.

"I think when the torch relay is inside the host country there is more control." a spokesperson for the London Olympics agreed with the decision.

The IOC has also confirmed that there will be no global relay for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.


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