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The Lighting Ceremony and Relay in Greece

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The Lighting Ceremony and the Relay in Greece

The organisation of the lighting of the flame in Olympia is always handled by the Greek Olympic Committee. This Committee also takes charge of the transport of the flame by runners to Athens ormore preciselyto the stadium which hosted the 1896 Games. After the lighting has taken placethe HOC has the option of running a relay of the flame through its country. This Greek stage of the relay shall last no longer than five days.

Editor : Ning Hong

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