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Watch: Cloudy skies cease solar sparking Olympic torch journey

The Olympic torch has begun its mega journey to the Paris 2024 Olympic Video games.

Greek actress Mary Mina, enjoying the position of a excessive priestess, lit the flame in a dramatic ceremony in historic Olympia, Greece, the place the primary Olympic video games have been held in 776 BC. The flame was meant to be lit by the solar’s rays – as is custom – however cloudy skies meant a back-up flame was used.

She handed the torch to Greece’s Olympic rowing champion Stefanos Ntouskos, who began the relay which is able to see it journey throughout Greece and over the Mediterranean on a ship.

It then heads by means of mainland France, and to France’s abroad territories, earlier than arriving in Paris for the opening ceremony on 26 July.

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