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    question about hand-off of Olympic flag

    Are there separate flags for the summer and winter games because I thought the flag from London would had been passed onto to Russia, home of the next Olympic games.

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    Yes, there are separate flags.

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    I think that's right although I can't find anything official about it. I do remember that Salt Lake had the Antwerp flag in a vault for years following the Nagano games. It was a very big deal to keep it safe and undamaged for the time they had it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.H.Black View Post
    I think that's right although I can't find anything official about it. I do remember that Salt Lake had the Antwerp flag in a vault for years following the Nagano games. It was a very big deal to keep it safe and undamaged for the time they had it.

    Salt Lake City never had the Antwerp flag for two reasons.

    1. It was retired a couple decades before.

    2. It was a winter Olympics. It would have had the Oslo flag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norlite View Post
    Salt Lake City never had the Antwerp flag for two reasons.

    1. It was retired a couple decades before.

    2. It was a winter Olympics. It would have had the Oslo flag.
    You're right, I'm sure. I just remember the local medial talking about the Antwerp flag when it arrived in Salt Lake. They could have had it wrong.

    I did find some information about the flags - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_symbols
    assuming it's correct.

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