Track the 2008 Global Torch Relay as it makes its way around the earth.
An ongoing tradition from 766 B.C. has been to ignite the torch at the ancient site in Olympia, Greece. From March 25th until the start of August, the Torch Relay will travel across Greece, into Beijing, and then around the world through cities, oceans, and even the world's highest mountain, Mt. Qomolangma (Mt. Everest). The relay's purpose is to spread the Olympic spirit as well as the message of peace and friendship, and also ignite the passion of the people around the world.