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Olympic flame’s trip to North Pole (photos)

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The proof is in the pictures. The Olympic flame burned brightly at the North Pole last week, according to photos released Friday. Eleven scientists from around the world were torchbearers during the unprecedented trip, including an American Olympic champion, University of Alaska Fairbanks Vice Chancellor Pat Pitney. Pitney won shooting gold at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. [more]

Sochi Olympic torch relay reaches North Pole

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Cross off one of the most ambitious goals of the record-setting Sochi Olympic torch relay. The Olympic flame made it to the North Pole, according to Sochi Olympic Organizing Committee president Dmitry Chernyshenko‘s Twitter account. Record is set! First time ever the Olympic Flame reached the North Pole! More pics & videos coming soon! #Sochi2014 pic.twitter.com/j7naaeVvHe [more]