Olympic torch in Tibetan capital, 3 months after rioting rocked city

The Olympic torch was ready to make its way through Tibet's isolated capital Saturday, a day after a Chinese official announced additional sentences handed down over anti-government riots that rocked the city three months earlier. The relay, which was disrupted during its international legs by protests against Beijing's policies in Tibet, was scheduled to kickoff in Lhasa at 9 a.m. (0100 GMT). The 6.8-mile (11-kilometer) run will begin at Norbulingka, the Dalai Lama's former summer palace, and end at the hilltop Potala Palace, the traditional seat of Tibetan rulers, the state-run China Daily newspaper reported. Stringent security was expected in light of the anti-government rioting that broke out March 14 in Lhasa and subsequent protests throughout Tibetan-inhabited regions of western China.