– Solemn ceremony of lighting the fire of the winter Olympics-2018, which will be held in Korean Pyeongchang was held on Tuesday in Ancient Olympia (Greece).
The ceremony is traditionally held in the ancient temple, and the fire was lit from the sun’s rays.
The first torchbearer Greek athlete Apostolos Angelis, specializing in ski and biathlon.
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For weeks the Olympic torch will run through the different cities of Greece. On 31 October it will pass to the representative of the organizing Committee of “Pyeongchang 2018”.
Earlier in Seoul was presented a medal in the Games in 2018. The front part of the coin features a dynamic diagonal lines, symbolizing how the history of the Olympic games, and the desire of their members to win. The reverse side of the coin includes an appropriate sport discipline, and also the emblem of the Games.
Winter Olympics 2018 will be held in Pyeongchang from 9 to 25 February. Previous winter Olympic games in 2014 held in Sochi. Games-2020 will be held in Beijing.