The Torch Relay uniforms © IOC Jean Chung

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(SFC) The IOC introduced immediately that the official flame and
the handover ceremonies for PyeongChang 2018 will happen October 24th
in Historic Olympia, Greece.

The Olympic Flame will then be handed over and begin the
Torch Relay and countdown to the Winter Video games set to be held for the primary time
in South Korea.

The Torch Relay is about to journey 2,018 kilometers and can
be transported by aircraft, ship, practice, sailboat, robotic, zip wire, cable automotive and
bike earlier than getting into Olympic stadium on 9 February 2018. The relay will
convey collectively some 7500 torch bearers gathering tens of hundreds of individuals to
have fun the occasion throughout 9 provinces and eight main cities. Your complete
relay will happen over one hundred and one days in Korea.

The IOC stated in a press release, “We consider the 2018 Olympic
Torch Relay will deliver with it a symbolic message of peace to everybody who
witnesses its journey across the Republic of Korea. The Olympic flame carries a
message of hope and inspiration wherever it travels. The Olympic Torch Relay is
our method, as a sports activities group, of bringing that message to individuals throughout
the host nation in a spirit of celebration because the Video games strategy.”

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