Olympic torch lit for PyeongChang Winter Games


Greek actress Katerina Lehou, in the role of the High Priestess, lights a torch during a ceremony for the handover of the Olympic flame at the Panathenaic Stadium (Kallimarmaro) in Athens Tuesday. The ceremony, which featured a Greek gymnastics troupe and Korean dancers and was attended by President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, marked the end of the flame’s week-long tour of Greece ahead of the 100-day journey it will now take around the Republic of Korea. The 23rd Olympic Winter Games are to take place in PyeongChang from February 9 to 25. [Reuters]