Olympic Flame to be lit in Ancient Olympia

by | Mar 14, 2024 | 0 comments

ATHENS – The Olympic Flame will ignite in ancient Olympia on April 16, heralding the start of its journey to Paris for the thirty-third modern Olympic Games opening on July 26.

The Paris 2024 flame lighting and handover ceremony launches a momentous journey across Greece before reaching France. After a symbolic handover in Athens the flame will embark on a maritime voyage to Marseille aboard the “Belem,”.

The torch relay across France will engage communities for two months, visiting landmarks like Lascaux, Carcassonne, Versailles, and Mont Saint-Michel.

Over 10,000 torchbearers will carry the flame through 400 towns and cities, including overseas territories like Guadeloupe and French Polynesia, before reaching Paris for the grand opening.

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