The flame for the Paris Olympics will be lit in Greece on April 16

The flame for the Paris Olympics will be lit in Greece on April 16

Olympic rings in Paris.

Paris – The fire for the Olympic Games in Paris will be lit in the traditional settings of the Greek Olympia on April 16, 2024. The date of the ceremony was announced by the representatives of the organizing committee of the Paris Olympics. The torch relay will start in Marseille on May 8, the sports holiday under the five rings will take place in the French capital from July 26 to August 11.

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Once lit, the Olympic flame will remain in Greece until April 27. He then embarks aboard a three-masted sailing ship from Athens for a Mediterranean cruise to Marseille. The relay with the torch will then cross French territory for 80 days and cover approximately 12,000 kilometers on the way to Paris.

According to the organizers, the torch should visit five French overseas territories and visit more than 400 cities. The relay, which will be carried by over 10,000 runners, will pass through Montpellier, Corsica, Bordeaux and Mont-Saint-Michel in the first part of the route, before heading from Brest by boat to the Caribbean on July 7. From the French Antilles, the fire will return to Europe on July 18, and on the way to Paris, it will visit, for example, Strasbourg, Reims, Lille or the Palace of Versailles.