YOUTH OLYMPICS FLAME LIT IN ATHENS TODAY
Less than 4 months away from the start of the competition, the flame was lit today in Athens, Greece, for the nextSummer Youth Olympic Games – which will take place in Nanjing, China, from 16 to 28 August 2014.
The traditional ceremony at the Panathenaic Stadium gave way to the Virtual Torch Relay, a digital tour which will allow to engage with the Youth Olympics using an interactive app (downloadable here), offering insights on the Olympic values and other activities. The physical torch will make it to the location of the Games in August.
The Youth Olympics will feature 6 shooting events, adding up to 80 participation quotas (more about this here).
You can watch the Nanjing 2014 flame lighting ceremony on the website of the Olympic Movement.