United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki Moon joined International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach to greet the Rio 2016 Olympic flame at the UN Headquarters in Geneva.
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The Rio 2016 flame is not yet quite on the way to Rio de Janeiro and will first visit Switzerland where it will be greeted at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva tomorrow before arriving at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne.
Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman has formally received the Olympic flame on behalf of his city at a colourful Handover Ceremony in Athens.
Syrian swimmer Ibrahim Al Hussein carried the Olympic Flame on a glorious sunlit evening, providing a brief respite from the reality of a life far from their homelands for many of the refugees who now live here.
The Olympic flame, currently touring around Greece, is set to burn in Rio de Janeiro later this year at a city centre location rather than at the Maracanã Stadium.
Syrian swimmer Ibrahim Al Hussein has been named as the Torchbearer who will carry the Olympic flame on behalf of refugee athletes in Athens next Tuesday (April 26).
The Olympic flame is on its way to Rio de Janeiro after a ceremony of grace, dignity and real emotion here today.
IOC and Rio 2016 Presidents lay wreath at Baron Pierre de Coubertin memorial on eve of Olympic flame lightning
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has laid a wreath at the memorial to Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the Modern Olympics, in a simple ceremony amongst the olive groves here this evening.
Just hours before the Olympic flame is lit for Rio, 60 runners from all branches of the Greek armed forces have arrived in Ancient Olympia after a marathon "truce walk" with a message of peace.
World champion gymnast Eleftherios Petrounias of Greece has been chosen as the first Torchbearer for the Relay ahead of this year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Organisers have revealed that the Olympic flame will visit Zakynthos, Corfu and the historic town of Marathon as part of a Greek odyssey before it is entrusted to Rio 2016.
As the Lillehammer Youth Olympic flame dies, it is less than two months until the Olympic fire for Rio de Janeiro is kindled.
In a moment that is always poignant at any Olympic gathering, the Flame flickered and died here tonight after a magical 10 days of competition in the second Winter Youth Olympic Games.
It was double gold for Germany in the brand new monobob event as Laura Nolte won the women’s title on the penultimate day of the Winter Youth Olympic Games here.
Japan is to host the first East Asian Twenty20 Cup cricket tournament this November.