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04 Oct 2017

Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame PyeongChang 2018

The Lighting and Handover Ceremonies of the Olympic Flame "PyeongChang 2018" will take place in Ancient Olympia, Greece, on 24 October, 2017.

Should you be interested in attending the event, please visit the HOC media accreditation page. The deadline for submitting requests is 10 October, 2017.

The Olympic Torch Relay is one of the most symbolic of all Olympic events. It marks the countdown to one of the greatest athletic and cultural events in the world. It unites us and inspires us, bound by the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect.

The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Torch Relay invites to join in the celebrations around the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 and be inspired by its message to let everyone shine.

The 2018 Olympic Torch Relay will cover 2,018 kilometres by diverse means of transportation, including plane, ship, train, sailboat, robot, zip wire, cable car and bike before entering Olympic stadium on 9 February 2018. Some 7500 torchbearers will bring together tens of thousands of people to witness the event acrossnine provinces and eight major cities over 101 days in Korea.

We believe the 2018 Olympic Torch Relay will bring with it a symbolic message of peace to everyone who witnesses its journey around the Republic of Korea. The Olympic flame carries a message of hope and inspiration wherever it travels. The Olympic Torch Relay is our way, as a sports organisation, of bringing that message to people across the host nation in a spirit of celebration as the Games approach.

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