Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Olympic torch touches down in Canberra

The Olympic torch has landed amid tight security at the Canberra airport RAAF base.

The flame flew in from Jakarta, where it was paraded through a heavily-guarded stadium last night after police stopped about 100 pro-Tibet protesters from disrupting the Indonesian relay leg.

The international symbol of the Olympic Games will be given a red carpet welcome when it is carried off the aircraft.

Indigenous Australians will perform a welcome ceremony, before the flame is handed over to the ACT's Chief Minister Jon Stanhope.

It is the only Australian stop-off for the Olympic torch before it embarks on a massive tour of China.


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