Olympic flame brings hope to region devastated by 2011 earthquake and tsunami 

xidwnaahsayalrAt the Otsuchi community centre in Iwate prefecture, a miniature village model is on display showing what life was like in the town before disaster struck in March 2011. Otsuchi is one of the many small towns along Japan’s northeast coastline that was heavily damaged by the earthquake and tsunami.

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Yohei Yamamoto: The man behind the Olympic flame

hfywksmljrdyinaduxjqThe Olympic flame is an important symbol of the Olympic movement. There is however, a very practical aspect which cannot be forgotten: the flame needs to work and stay alight! YAMAMOTO Yohei is an engineer and part of the production team in charge of the combustion mechanism, a device that

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Keeping the Flame Burning

A new YouTube video explaining how the Olympic Lamps can keep the flames burning for extended periods.

This has been prepared by Freedom Flame in conjunction with Protector Lamp and is a useful guide for any one with a miners lamp. Freedom Flame is lit every year from the Dutch Liberation Flame at Wageningen 45 and brought to Hull , UK, and burns for 12 months

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