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YOG torch relay to visit ‘end of the world’

Date : 26 Sep 2018

Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 26, 2018: The Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games 2018 will mark a historic milestone for the Olympic Movement on Sunday, September 30, for the Torch Tour that will travel through the streets of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world.

The President of the IOC, Thomas Bach, will be the guest of honour at the relay that will also have the presence of the head of the Organising Committee for the third Summer YOG, Gerardo Werthein.

The relay will mark the southernmost point that the “sacred fire” has ever been. On August 5 it started its journey through Argentina to promote the Olympic values of respect, friendship and excellence and has covered more than 14,000 kilometres.

From Ushuaia, the flame will begin its return journey to Buenos Aires for the big event on October 6: the first opening ceremony in modern Olympic history that’s open to all members of the public and outside a stadium, with the city as the backdrop, in front of the Obelisk.

During its 14,000 km journey there will be relays in 17 cities. It will also highlight various iconic geographical sites in Argentina such as Iguazu Falls and the Perito Moreno Glacier.

The YOG, for athletes aged from 15-18, will run from October 6-18 with the participation of 4,012 athletes from 206 countries and regions.

Source: www.buenosaires2018.com

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