Report Beijing Olympic Torch Relay in Beijing 2008 Summer Games Posted March 29, 2008 · Edited March 29, 2008 by LA84 Certainly that was a factor. Look, it skipped Vancouver (and NYC) and made us the only North American stop. I'm surprised they didn't start in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood -- then run up to SF. O.K. THAT would have been awesome Are you going to the ceremonies? Frankly, between the Christmas paper wrapped torch and Daly, who IMHO is going beyond protesting and making it an embarrassment on the United States, I am losing interest fast. I saw Atlanta's go through Chicago. Maybe I'll just wait hoping Chicago gets '16.