Everything is going splendidly on the Olympic Torch Relay. Just lovely thanks. This just in from the official Beijing 2008 website:

The sacred flame has so far passed through Almaty in Kazakhstan, Istanbul in Turkey, St. Petersburg in Russia and London in Britain. People along the Torch Relay route have extended the flame a warm welcome and the relay is proceeding successfully as planned … all Torch Relay cities have given strong support for the event. At each stop of the Olympic Torch Relay, the city’s local government has held a grand welcoming ceremony and various celebrations.

Below we see official vision released today by the Beijing Organising Committee of the torch making its way through the streets of Paris. Great to see everything going so well.