Olympic flame in Athens

Ancient Olympia was the birthplace of the Olympic Games, and the first games were hosted in Athens in 1896.

Since then, every four years of Summer Games and every four of Winter Games, that makes every two years, Olympic flame lights in Ancient Olympia Stadium and being transfered by a torch relay to Athens. From Panathenaic Stadium it is passed to the host country. Responsible for this magnificent event is Greek Olympic Committee (HOC), based in Athens and created in 1894, here you can read its history.

During the ceremony, Panathenaic stadium is open and the Olympic protocol is kept, that is why you should  be there. On Tuesday 31st October 2018  at 11:00am, it will be the handover for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games! Be there!!