- 06 Feb 2014
- IOC News
IOC President passes Olympic Flame to United Nations Secretary General
IOC President Thomas Bach today passed the Olympic Flame to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, as both ran a leg of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay in the host city of Sochi. Warmly greeted by the crowds lining the Torch Relay route, the two leaders chatted with spectators and posed for photos with their torches before running their 150 metre long legs.
The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay has had many special moments during its 65,000 kilometre journey across all the regions of Russia and it added another one, as Bach and Ban’s torches were brought together in the so called “kiss”. The flame being carried by the IOC President ignited the Olympic Torch being held by Secretary General Ban and the Secretary General continued the Relay carrying the Olympic values with him on its journey to the Olympic Stadium tomorrow night.