In Ancient Olympia lit the fire of summer games of 2020

on Thursday At Greek Ancient Olympia in Greece, the ceremony of lighting the fire of the summer Olympic games in 2020 to Tokyo, which will be held in the Japanese capital on 24 July to 9 August.

According to tradition, the torch was lit from the sun’s rays using a parabolic mirror during a stylized ancient Greek ritual in the temple of Hera.

for the First time due to the complex epidemiological situation, the ceremony was held without spectators, it was made only by official persons and the journalists.

“We are very pleased that this ceremony is taking place, albeit under very difficult conditions. Thank You, Greece!” said International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and expressed hope that the Games in Tokyo will be successful.

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Publish from The Olympic Games (@olympics) Mar 12, 2020 at 5:48 PDT

To March 19, the Olympic torch relay will pass through the territory of Greece, her for the first time will begin the woman Olympic champion in pistol shooting Anna Arakaki. Then, at the Panathenaic stadium in Athens will host the ceremony of transfer of relics of the capital of summer Olympic games-2020 – Tokyo.

the Torch of the aircraft will be delivered to Japan, where on 26 March, the Fukushima Prefecture will start the Japanese section of the relay. It will be held in 47 prefectures of the country, and will end July 24 at the opening ceremony of the summer Olympic games.