Weekly News Roundup

The Torch Relay

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The 2016 Olympic Torch has travelled through Greece and Switzerland to finally end up in Brazil where it was met with the traditional Brazilian warmth and spirit. The torch, which in its architecture symbolizes the vastly diverse country, is to be carried through 83 cities in total. Check out photos and videos from the breathtaking ongoing ceremony: http://www.olympic.org/news/olympic-torch-relay-discovers-carnival-spirit/249305

 

The Smallest Foot Print on Earth

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If you would like to have the smallest environmental footprint, you have to leave the ground. That is what a new campsite in Finland decided to do to become a Leave No Trace site that doesn’t even crush a blade of grass. Guests are immersed in nature and after a long day of adventures make their way back into pods suspended between the trees. Would you be up for this experience?http://www.theguardian.com/travel/picture/2016/may/26/ultimate-eco-campsite-swinging-from-trees-finland 

No Arms, No Legs, Still Running

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Chris Koch was born with no arms or legs, but he didn’t let that get in the way of finishing the Calgary Marathon, beating his PR, and raising money for an animal shelter. See how Chris was able to accomplish all of his goals here: http://www.runnersworld.com/general-interest/man-born-without-arms-or-legs-finishes-marathon

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