CTV covers the joy and celebration of the Olympic Spirit...
In Paris, police had drawn up an elaborate plan to try to keep the torch in a safe ''bubble.'' Torchbearers were encircled by several hundred officers, some in riot police vehicles and on motorcycles, others on skates or on foot. Boats patrolled the Seine River that slices through the French capital, and a helicopter flew overhead.
Because nothing says Olympics like protecting the torch from people that don't approve of a violent, repressive regime. The 21st century Olympic ideal, celebrating bloodshed, curtailing freedom and corrupted by greed. Don't forget not to tune in folks.
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