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The Olympic Flame officially handed over to Rio 2016 – 100 days before the Opening Ceremony at Maracanã Stadium on 5 August

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Location: Panathenaic Stadium, Athens, Greece.


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The Olympic Games Rio 2016 Torch Relay will begin its next chapter after the Olympic flame was handed to the delegation of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 on Wednesday night.

After a six day journey across Greece covering 2,235km the Olympic flame was handed to the delegation which included President of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 Organising Committee Carlos Nuzman at the Panathenaic Stadium – the site of the first Modern Olympic Games in Athens back in 1896 – exactly 100 days before the Opening Ceremony in Rio.

The Light of Olympism was handed to the delegation by President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos to mark another milestone in the countdown to Rio 2016 whilst the ceremony was attended by President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos.


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