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Olympic flame as it visits the United Nations Rio2016/Andre Luiz Mello
Date
29 Apr 2016
Tags
RIO 2016 , Olympic Torch Relay , IOC News

Watch the Olympic flame as it visits the United Nations


On 29 April, the Olympic flame traveled to the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland, on its way to Brazil.

The Olympic Flame arrived at the Palais des Nations in a special lantern and was greeted by the IOC President, Thomas Bach, and the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. The flame shone brightly in a ceremony commemorating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.

Olympic flame as it visits the United Nations IOC/Christophe Moratal

The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is celebrated on 6 April to highlight the positive influence sport can have on the advancement of human rights, and social and economic development. This year’s commemoration in Geneva coincided with the Olympic Flame’s arrival in Switzerland.

Watch the event here: 

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