Last Thursday there was a handover ceremony in Athens's Olympic Stadium attended by dignitaries of both Greece and Canada. The flame is headed to Vancouver, Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympiad—and Paralympics.
The flame reached the stadium after a circuit of Greece starting in ancient Olympia where the lighting ceremony was held last week. It won’t reach Canada until taking a circuit of the world.
Photograph: Petros Giannakouris/AP