Diary: Hit or Miss... Flaming disaster

The global procession of the Olympic flame descended into chaos this week after protesters hijacked the ceremony in London and caused the Paris leg to be cut short.

Olympic torch: procession
Olympic torch: procession

Media reports called into question the 'mysterious' Chinese minders who guarded the torch en route. The Telegraph reported that Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London Olympic Committee, described them as 'thugs'. Meanwhile, The Independent reported that the idea of the torch procession was originally devised in Nazi Germany for the 1936 Berlin Olympics. 

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