Olympic Flame Lit in Greece as Rio Countdown Starts
The Olympic flame was lit on Thursday at the Temple of Hera in Ancient Olympia in Greece for the Rio Games that start in barely 100 days.
The Olympic flame was lit in Greece on Thursday.
It was lit in the Temple of Hera in Ancient Olympia in Greece.
In modern times, the Olympic flame is lit in the ruins of this temple.
Actress Katerina Lechou acted as the high priestess, passing on the Olympic flame
The Olympic flame torch bearing started from here.
International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach addressed the gathering.
The Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro from August 5 to 21.
This will be the first time the Olympics will be held in South America.
The Rio Games are just more than 100 days away
In his speech, IOC chief Thomas Bach said the "Brazilian people will enthusiastically welcome the Games".
There will be 28 Olympic sports that will be seen in Rio