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Olympic torch arrives in Brazil

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 00:45

The Olympic torch has landed in Brasilia ahead of the Rio 2016 games. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NATURAL (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The Olympic torch arrived in the Brazilian capital on Tuesday (May 3), initiating the official relay which will run 95 days up until the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro in August. The Olympic flame arrived from Switzerland at 7:30 a.m. (1030 G.M.T), one hour later than planned, and was lifted off the plane by President of the Rio 2016 local organizing committee, Carlos Arthur Nuzman. The flame travels in a safety lantern which allows it to be carried on an aircraft and in high winds. The same flame is used to light a series of other lanterns in case one should go out. The flame will be transported to Congress for a ceremony headed by the country's beleaguered president, Dilma Rousseff, who may face impeachment before the start of the Games. The torch will be raised by 12,000 people throughout 335 cities, crossing 20,000 kilometers (12,427 miles) of Brazilian territory.

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Olympic torch arrives in Brazil

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 00:45