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100 days from the Games, Rio 2016 today receives the Olympic Flame in Athens, Greece 

Having crossed Greece in six days, the Olympic Torch Relay has arrived in Athens. This Thursday, 27 April, from 11.00am (Brazilian time), the official ceremony for the passing of the flame to the Rio 2016 Committee will be held. The date also marks 100 days to the Games. The Panathinaiko Stadium, home of the 1896 and 2004 Games, will be the setting for the celebration.

·         Participation from the president of Greece, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, president of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, and president of the Hellenic Committee, Spyros Capralos, has been confirmed

·         The Olympic Torch Relay on Greek soil took in over 30 cities, on a route of over 2,000km, which started in Olympia on 21 April with the lighting of the Olympic Flame, and ended in Athens

·         The “handover” ceremony (or passing of the flame) is staged by the Hellenic Committee and will include a special programme

·         Greek popstar Sakis Rouvas, the Athens Philharmonic Orchestra and dance group The Bacchae will be among the show attractions. The Rio 2016 Committee has been invited to add a touch of Brazilian flair and has prepared a surprise.

·         The Olympic Flame will continue to Switzerland, host-country of the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee. On 2 May, the flame embarks for Brasília, the nation’s capital and starting point for a journey that will include 327 Brazilian cities prior to the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony.

The Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay has three Presenting Partners: Coca-Cola, Bradesco and Nissan. 

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Rights Holding Broadcasters (RHBs): RHBs may broadcast the Olympic torch relay in Brazil, on a non-exclusive basis, in accordance with the terms of their respective media rights agreement with the IOC.

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