FRIENDS star Jennifer Aniston and actress Angelina Jolie will help a group of celebrity torch bearers carry the OLYMPIC flame across America this year (04).

Jolie and Aniston - who is of Greek decent - will join basketball star Magic Johnson and athletes Carl Lewis and GAIL DEVERS in transporting the legendary flame across North America before the main sporting event in Greece this August (04).

The American trek is part of the flame's 75,316 (46,800)-mile trip across six continents, 27 countries and 33 cities, beginning with former Olympic champion CATHY FREEMAN, who will be the first to carry the torch from Sydney, Australia on 4 June.

The 78-day journey also includes stops in Cairo and Cape Town for this year's Olympic games in Athens.

06/05/2004 17:32