The popular Korean singer Insooni premiered the theme song for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Torch Relay at an event to celebrate the 200-days-to-go mark, in front of a crowd of thousands in Chuncheon, the capital of Gangwon Province.
The Korean R&B diva performed the song “Let Everyone Shine” live in a festive atmosphere, surrounded by children. “Let Everyone Shine” is the slogan of the Relay, which will begin in November 2017. The slogan evokes the Olympic flame, which will spark dreams, passion and a future that opens up new horizons for all.
“Insooni’s performance tonight of ‘Let Everyone Shine’ was a great way to launch the theme that will unite the nation and help share the Olympic spirit, as the Olympic flame makes its way across Korea from 1 November this year,” said Kim Dae-hyun, PyeongChang 2018 Director General of Culture and Ceremonies. “She sang it with great passion and connected with the crowd celebrating the 200-days-to-go milestone of the Olympic Winter Games.”
“I am honoured to sing this very special song at the 200-days-to-go celebration and to be an ambassador for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang,” added Insooni. “Music has the power to connect people, just like sport does. This is a special moment where the two have come together, and we can all celebrate this exciting time for Korea and look forward to an amazing event in 200 days’ time.”
The route of the Olympic torch
After being lit one week earlier in Olympia, Greece, the Olympic torch will arrive in Incheon on 1 November.
Over the next 101 days, the torch will then travel throughout the country, visiting 17 cities and provinces across the Republic of Korea and shining a spotlight on the country’s culture, technological achievements and monuments. It will also give the host nation’s entire population the opportunity to share the excitement of the Olympic Torch Relay.
In total, 7,500 torchbearers will take part in the Torch Relay, which will also include a programme of fun side-events every evening in the towns and cities along the relay route. The identity of the final torchbearer, who will have the privilege of lighting the Olympic cauldron, will not be revealed until 9 February, the day of the Opening Ceremony.
The Olympic Games PyeongChang 2018 Torch Relay has three official partners: Worldwide TOP Partner Coca-Cola, which is continuing its long-running support for the Olympic torch relays, Worldwide TOP Partner Samsung and national partner KT. For further information, please go to the PyeongChang 2018 website.