Countdown to Flame lighting ceremony


Greek pop star Sakis Rouvas, choreographer Artemis Ignatiou (2nd left)  and two performers acting as priestesses are seen during a press conference organized by the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) on the lighting and handover ceremony of the Olympic Flame for this summer's Rio Olympic Games. Rouvas will present the “Greece You Can” event, marking the handover at the Panathenaic Stadium on April 27. The torch will be lit in Olympia, the birthplace of the Ancient Olympic Games, on April 21.