Panatinaikos stadium will be illuminated green and yellow after Rio 2016 Committee receive the Olympic flame
The Hellenic Committee has released a new schedule for the ceremony and there will be no online broadcast
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.
After the ceremony concludes, and during the night of April 27th, the stadium will be exceptionally lit in green and yellow, the colors of the Brazilian flag, to mark the beginning of the Olympic season under the responsibility of Brazil.
The programme of the Handover Ceremony
17:50 - Entry of the Philharmonic Band of the Athens Municipality
Entry of the Presidential Guard
18.00 - Arrival of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos
- Entry of the flags of Greece and Brazil
- National Anthem of Brazil
- National Anthem of Greece
- Entry of the High Priestess and the Priestesses
18.10 - Entry of the Olympic Flame – Torch relay inside the Stadium
- Lighting of the cauldron
- Olympic Anthem
18:20 - Choreography performed by the Priestesses
- Address by the President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, Mr. Spyros Capralos
- Address by the President of the “RIO 2016” Organising Committee, Mr. Carlos Nuzman
18:31 - Lighting of the Τorch by the High Priestess
- Handover of the Τorch to the HOC President, Mr. Spyros Capralos by the High Priestess
- Handover of the Olympic Flame to the President of the “RIO 2016” Organising Committee, Mr. Carlos Nuzman by the HOC President, Mr. Spyros Capralos
- Departure of the Olympic Flame
18:45 - Departure of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos
- End of the Ceremony
Opening of the celebrations programme with Sakis Rouvas, the Philharmonic Band of the Athens Municipality, HOA Children's Choir, a Brazilian segment and the dance company “Bacchae”
19:15 - Closing of the celebrations programme
The Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay has three Presenting Partners: Coca-Cola, Bradesco and Nissan.
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