Sun finally shines for Olympic flame lighting rehearsal


Actresses playing priestesses perform the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the Olympic Flame at Ancient Olympia, southwestern Greece on Monday. The torch, which was lit on the third attempt due to cloudy weather, will serve as a backup if the sky during Tuesday’s ceremony is overcast, as forecast. The flame will be transported by relay to Pyeongchang, South Korea, which will host the February 9-25, 2018 Winter Olympics. Tuesday’s first torchbearer will be local skier Apostolos Aggelis. He will then pass the torch to former Manchester United soccer player Park Ji-sung, a South Korean. [Petros Giannakouris/AP]