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Olympic flame lit in Greece on Tuesday for PyeongChang 2018 games

PyeongChang games to run February 9-25, 2018
Posted: 3:14 AM, Oct 24, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-24 06:49:06-04

The power of the sun was used Tuesday to light the flame for another Olympic games.

The flame was lit during a ceremony at the ancient temple of Hera in Olympia, home of the original Olympic games.

Actress Katerina Lehou portrayed the High Priestess. She used a parabolic mirror to light the flame for the PyeongChang 2018 games .

Greek cross-country skier Apostolos Angelis, who already has qualified to participate in South Korea, was the first torchbearer.

Famous South Korean soccer player Park Ji-Sung, who once played for Manchester United, was the second torchbearer.

The torch will tour Greece over the next week before arriving at the Acropolis on October 30th. The following day a ceremony will occur at the Panathenaic Stadium where the flame will be handed over to the PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee. From there the torch will be flown to to the Korean city of Incheon for the start of the Olympic Torch Relay.

The relay will see the torch pass through eight major cities and all nine of South Korea's provinces before arriving at PyeongChang Olympic for the Opening Ceremony on February 9.