• Short Summary

    THE ANCIENT CEREMONY OF LIGHTING THE OLYMPIC TORCH WAS HELD AT MOUNT OLYMPIA, PELOPONNESUS, SOUTHERN GREECE, YESTERDAY.

  • Description

    THE ANCIENT CEREMONY OF LIGHTING THE OLYMPIC TORCH WAS HELD AT MOUNT OLYMPIA, PELOPONNESUS, SOUTHERN GREECE, YESTERDAY. THE SACRED FLAME WAS LIT FROM THE RAYS OF THE SUN BY MEANS OF A MIRROR AND THEN TRANSFERRED TO A TORCH BY THE HIGH PRIESTESS, MISS MARIA MOSCHOLIOU.

    MISS MOSCHOLIOU THEN PRESENTED THE TORCH TO THE RUNNER WHO STARTED THE LONG JOURNEY OF THE FLAME T MEXICO. THE GREEK LONG DISTANCE RUNNERS WILL CARRY THE TORCH THROUGH PELOPONNESUS TO THE WESTERN COAST OF GREECE. FROM THERE IT WILL BE TAKEN ON BOARD A GREEK DESTROYER FOR THE ITALIAN PORT OF GENOA. ITALIAN ATHLETES WILL CARRY THE TORCH TO SPAIN. THE FLAME WILL BE PUT ON BOARD A SHIP THERE AND TAKEN TO THE BAHAMAS AND THEN TO MEXICO CITY, WHERE IT WILL BE BROUGHT INTO THE OLYMPIC STADIUM ON OCTOBER 12.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2R4NWJ4QP6Q946KYIIZ9DMZDA
    Media URN:
    VLVA2R4NWJ4QP6Q946KYIIZ9DMZDA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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