- 17 Jun 2004
- IOC News
ATHENS 2004 Torch Relay: Hello Los Angeles!
On 16 June the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Torch Relay arrived in Los Angeles , California (USA) for the eleventh stop on its world journey to 34 cities, including Ancient Olympia where the Olympic flame was rekindled. Los Angeles, host of the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympic Games, welcomed the Torch Relay to famous sites in the city including Hollywood Boulevard, Venice Beach and Dodger Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Olympic heroes and Hollywood movie stars
Among those who carried it during its one-day stop were Janet Evans (swimming), who won four Olympic gold medals and one silver medal (Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996), Hollywood movie stars Tom Cruise (Top Gun, Mission Impossible, etc.) and Sylvester Stallone (Rocky, Cliffhanger, Rambo, etc.) also participated in the relay.
St. Louis, Atlanta, New York
This week, the flame will make an appearance in St. Louis on Thursday, Atlanta on Friday and New York on Saturday.
Coca-Cola and Samsung
This first-ever truly global Olympic Torch Relay is designed to “Pass the Flame, Unite the World” in a celebration of the Olympic Games’ homecoming to Athens. The ATHENS 2004 International Olympic Torch Relay is presented by Coca-Cola and Samsung.
Official website of Coca-Cola
Official website of Samsung
Official website of Athens 2004