It’s almost here! The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay is set to begin its 106-day, 45,000-kilometre cross-Canada journey in Victoria, British Columbia on October 30.
But before it arrives in Canada, the Olympic Flame must be lit in a traditional ceremony in Olympia, Greece, and travel throughout the country before being handed over to representatives of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC). Once in VANOC’s hands, the Olympic Flame will board a trans-Atlantic flight and arrive in Victoria, signaling the start of the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay.
Learn more about the Lighting Ceremony in Olympia, Greece.
Learn more about the Route in Greece and view the map.
Learn more about the Handover Ceremony in Athens, Greece.
Starting October 30, follow the flame’s journey across Canada on an interactive map featuring daily coverage, profiles, photos and videos.
* Lighting Ceremony Photo Gallery