World: Road to Moscow

Under the blazing Greek sun, near the temples of Hera and Zeus, the Olympic torch was lit last week. For the next month, 4,820 runners—one for each kilometer of the route via Bulgaria and Rumania—will carry the flame to the newly refurbished Lenin Stadium on the Moscow River. When the torch gets there, the path should be clear. Moscow police are seeing to that, with zealous traffic control in preparation for the Games. Their strategy has totalitarian simplicity: no drivers, no traffic. Although Moscow motorists usually cruise at about 50 m.p.h., police have...

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