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The plans for the Torch Relay of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 announced

The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) announced its plan for the Olympic Torch Relay routes and the selection of Olympic torchbearers. The slogan of the Olympic Torch Relay - ‘Let Everyone Shine’ - means the Olympic flame is never extinguished and sheds light on the dreams, passion, and future of everyone, anytime, and anywhere. It describes the Olympic Torch Relay of PyeongChang 2018, where light will shine on the potential of everyone and open new horizons.

Coinciding with 100 days to go on November 1st, and following the lighting of the flame in Olympia, Greece on October 24th, the torch will be handed over to the PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee on October 31st. The torch will travel to 17 metropolitan cities and provinces nationwide for 101 days, highlighting Korea’s leading IT technologies, traditional culture, and most spectacular sites to the world. There will be a total of 7,500 torchbearers with 2,018 supporting torchbearers (supporting torch bearers: security, assistant torchbearers for the physically impaired participants etc., to be recruited separately). During the torch relay period, fun events will be held in each city that welcomes the flame every evening of its journey.

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