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From the left, PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Mascot Soohorang, PyeongChang 2018 Honorary Ambassador KIM Yuna, POCOG President LEE Hee-beom.
PyeongChang 2018 announces torch relay details


19 Apr 2017
PyeongChang, Korea, April 17, 2017: The PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has announced its plan for the Olympic Torch Relay routes and the selection of Olympic torchbearers. The relay slogan is “Let Everyone Shine”. Coinciding with 100 days to go on November 1, and following the lighting of the flame in Olympia, Greece on October 24, the torch will be handed over to PyeongChang 2018 on October 31. 

The torch will travel to 17 metropolitan cities and provinces nationwide for 101 days, highlighting Korea’s leading IT technologies, traditional culture and most spectacular sites to the world. The Olympic Torch will bring excitement to the whole country as communities come out to celebrate the special torchbearers that will carry the torch.

The final torchbearer who will light the Olympic cauldron will only be revealed on February 9, the day of the opening ceremony. There will be a total of 7,500 torchbearers with 2,018 supporting torchbearers, such as security.

Retired figure skating queen Kim Yuna, PyeongChang 2018 Honorary Ambassador, shared her experience as a torchbearer for Torino 2006 and Vancouver 2010: “It was a great honour to carry the Olympic torch for Torino 2006 and Vancouver 2010. 

“It motivated me to work even harder towards winning a gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games. I am also excited and honoured to take part in lighting the flame in Olympia, Greece on October 24. I hope that many people can be a part of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Torch Relay and create a lifelong memory.”
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