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Olympic Torch due to arrive at Incheon International Airport

Olympic Torch due to arrive at Incheon International Airport


The
countdown has begun. In around an hour’s time,… the torch that
signifies D-100 to the 20-18 PyeongChang Winter Olympics will arrive at Incheon International
Airport’s newly-constructed Terminal 2. From there,… it will begin its journey across
all four corners of South Korea before it’s used to ignite the Olympic cauldron that will
mark the start of the Games on February ninth. Our Cho Sung-min reports. The Olympic Torch for the 2018 PyeongChang
Winter Games has been taken around Greece by 505 participants,… criss-crossing some
two-thousand-kilometers around the home country of the ancient Olympics. The torch was officially handed to the PyeongChang
2018 organizing committee in Athens on Tuesday by the Hellenic Olympic Committee President,
Spyros Capralos. (KOREAN)
“It’s become so real that the PyeongChang Winter Olymics is just around the corner,
and I’m honored to be part of the team to transfer the Torch.” ( ) During his speech at the handover cermony,
Lee Hee-beom, the president and CEO of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018
Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games said Korea will inspire younger generations and deliver
the Olympic values of respect, friendship and peace to the world. (ENGLISH)
“We will hold the largest and the most culture-oriented winter olympic game ever. With this vision for our games, I will invite
you to share in our celebration in Korea.” (KOREAN)
“All the world’s people are the main characters of the upcoming Winter Olympics. This Olympic Torch is the flame that connects
the peoples’ hearts and it’s the light that shines on everyone.” ( . , ( .) The flame will be kept in a special safety
lamp to fly more than eight-and-a-half thousand kilometers to Incheon International Airport. It’s scheduled to arrive on Wednesday morning,
Korea time, when the 100-day countdown to PyeongChang 2018 begins. Once the flame arrives, the torch will start
its long journey to the Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang, covering exactly 2-thousand-18
kilometers. Carried by seven-and-a-half-thousand participants,…
it will travel through all of Korea’s nine provinces and eight major cities, and pass
by several major landmarks along the way. Cho Sung-min, Arirang News.

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