Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 4:24 PM
In Greece on Thursday, the Olympic flame for the London games was lit in the southern town of Olympia. It's the only event the national athletics federation, which recently announced that it's virtually bankrupt, is paying for this year. It's a long fall from 2004, when Greece was the world's darling for holding a spectacular Summer Games.
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