Olympic Torch Relay Update: We're Runnin' In Circles Here!


OK, we have a new leader for the lamest Olympic Torch Relay idea yet: In Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday, torch runners did laps inside of a closed stadium in order to avoid protests. Yes, in this genius move, all the Indonesian torch runners took turns running in circles, as a crowd that was hand-picked by the… » 4/23/08 6:00pm 4/23/08 6:00pm

Bang The Gong Slowly; Olympic Torch A No-Show In SF


San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom didn't exactly win friends and influence people on Wednesday when he decided to play an elaborate game of Hide the Salami with the Olympic Torch. The relay's only North American stop was scheduled to be a happy, glorious people's jog from AT&T Park, down the waterfront to Fisherman's… » 4/10/08 9:15am 4/10/08 9:15am