Olympic Torch to Stay in Seoul for 4 Days

Write : 2018-01-13 12:57:23 Update : 2018-01-13 15:00:56

Olympic Torch to Stay in Seoul for 4 Days

Anchor: After crisscrossing the country since November, the Olympic torch arrived in the capital city on Saturday. Some 600 celebrities and citizens will carry the flame for four days. 
Kim In-kyung has more. 

Report: The torch for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics arrived in Seoul on Saturday with four weeks left to the games.

It was the first time that the flame has been in the capital city since the Seoul Olympics in 1988. 

The first torchbearer in Seoul was freestyle skier Park Hee-jin who competed in the preliminaries for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games in Russia.

The Olympic flame passed the Seoul World Cup Stadium as light snow fell and was handed to the 17th torchbearer, football legend Cha Bum-kun.

The former player and coach took part in the relay with six children who aspire to be soccer players.

The torch will be carried by some 600 people, including the actors Park Bo-gum and Cha Seung-won, model Han Hye-jin and former basketball star and current coach for the Samsung Thunders Lee Sang-min. 

The flame will tour Seoul for four days, with stops at locations such as Gwanghwamun Square, Gangnam subway station, the Han River Park in Yeouido and the Jamsil Olympic Stadium, the site of the 1988 Summer Olympics.

After being lit in Greece, the torch for the PyeongChang Games arrived in South Korea via Incheon International Airport on November first and has crisscrossed the country since then. It will arrive at the PyeongChang Olympic stadium for the opening ceremony on February ninth. 
Kim In-kyung, KBS World Radio News.

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