Olympic Channel to offer live streaming of PyeongChang torch-lighting ceremony
The International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Channel is to offer live streaming of the Olympic flame-lighting ceremony for next February’s winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, Korea tomorrow from Olympia in Greece.
The channel said: “Held in the home of the ancient Games in Greece, a torch at the ancient temple of Hera will be lit by the rays of the sun using a parabolic mirror to set off a domestic relay. The lighting ceremony features actress Katerina Lehou as High Priestess and Artemis Ignatiou as the choreographer.”
Following the flame-lighting ceremony, the Olympic Channel will follow the flame to the Korean city of Incheon on 1 November to mark ‘100 days to go’ as the torch makes its way to PyeongChang via the Olympic Torch Relay for the games’ opening ceremony on 9 February.
Meanwhile, Lee Hee-beom, president and chief executive of the PyeongChang 2018 organising committee, told reporters today that all venues for the games are now completed.
He said: “I can announce that as of today all competition and non-comp venues are complete.
“We want to ensure they [athletes] have the time of their life with the best facilities possible. We are well on the road to achieving that.
“Infrastructure including the high-speed rail [connecting Pyeongchang with Incheon airport] and highways are already done. We will be the biggest winter games ever and we aim to be the most athlete-focused.”Sportcal