Olympic flame arrives in Rio on tour boat
RIO DE JANIERO - The Olympic flame hitched a ride on a tour boat to finally reach Rio de Janeiro.
The relay from Greece to Brazil reached its final city on Wednesday with plenty of fanfare and much more to come. Sailors, journalists and even viewers live on Periscope watched the flame arrive in the Olympic host city from Niteroi, just across a short channel leading into Guanabara Bay.
The flame will make its way to Maracana Stadium for the opening ceremony on Friday. The relay began with a ceremonial lighting in Ancient Olympia, Greece, on April 21.
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