ICC seeking arrest warrants against Netanyahu, Gallant and Hamas leaders Ruben Rubinyan receives members of Social-Democratic Faction of German Bundestag We wish strength and steadfastness to the pious Iranian people: Suren Papikyan Ameriabank's Trade Finance portfolio enriched with four prestigious awards from EBRD and IFC Minister of Defence Papikyan sent a message of condolence in connection with the death of the President of Iran US could sanction Georgia politicians to ‘defend democracy’: Politico Iran declares 5 days of mourning after president Raisi killed in helicopter crash Iran vice president confirms President Raisi’s death Charles Michel: Georgian President's veto of the transparency law offers a moment for further reflection EU Mission in Armenia hosted delegation of Netherlands Embassy 

Greek torch relay for Paris 2024 kicks off

World
The torch for the Paris 2024 Olympics was lit by the sun's rays in a dress rehearsal in ancient Olympia on Monday (April 15) ahead of Tuesday's official ceremony that will mark the final stretch to the Games in France.
 
Greek actor Mary Mina, playing the high priestess, used a parabolic mirror and the sun’s rays to ignite the torch in the final rehearsal before Tuesday's traditional ceremony at the birthplace of the Olympic Games in ancient Greece.
 
The ceremony marks the start of a torch relay in Greece and France that will end in Paris for the start of the Games on July 26.
 
On Tuesday the flame will be lit in front of Greece's president of the republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) leadership and is unlikely to encounter any weather issues with warm temperatures and largely sunny skies.
 
In case of clouds that do not allow the use of the mirror to light the torch, the flame lit during the dress rehearsal is used as a backup.
 
After lighting the torch on Tuesday Mina will then pass the flame to the first torchbearer, Olympic rowing champion Stefanos Ntouskos, at the edge of the ancient Olympic stadium for the start of an 11-day Greek relay.
 
The flame will then be handed over to Paris Games organisers in Athens on April 26 before spending a night at the French Embassy in the Greek capital and then departing the next day for France on board a three-masted ship, the ‘Belem’.
 
The Olympic flame will arrive in Marseille on May 8, with up to 150,000 people expected to attend the ceremony in the southern city's Old Port before the French leg of the relay begins.
 
The French torch relay will last 68 days and will culminate with the lighting of the Olympic flame at the Games' opening ceremony on July 26.
Հետևե՛ք -ին Youtube-ում`
Armen Grigoryan briefs German lawmakers on process of democratic reformsAzerbaijan’s Aliyev: Agreements reached with Armenia on border delimitation, demarcationCentral Bank of Armenia: exchange rates and prices of precious metalsICC seeking arrest warrants against Netanyahu, Gallant and Hamas leadersBenny Gantz demanded from Netanyahu plan of action in Gaza after warRuben Rubinyan receives members of Social-Democratic Faction of German BundestagInternational Criminal Court Prosecutor requests warrants for Netanyahu and Hamas leadersWe wish strength and steadfastness to the pious Iranian people: Suren PapikyanAmeriabank's Trade Finance portfolio enriched with four prestigious awards from EBRD and IFCDollar, euro gain value in ArmeniaSlovakia PM's health condition improving, doctors sayParliament of Georgia intends to cancel President's veto of law 'On Transparency of Foreign Influence'Tavush for the Homeland movement leader Archbishop Galstanyan manages to reach Armenia’s Kirants villageSyria declares official mourning for death of Iranian PresidentMinister of Defence Papikyan sent a message of condolence in connection with the death of the President of IranUS could sanction Georgia politicians to ‘defend democracy’: PoliticoAsteroid explodes in the sky of SpainEU offers condolences for death of Iranian President, other officialsMFA spox about Raisi visit: Official information is given about high-ranking officials’ confirmed visits to ArmeniaArmenia Security Council chief to leave for Qatar on working visitHead of Armenia’s Kirants village: 2 houses, 3 train car cabins to pass under Azerbaijan controlIran's first vice president Mohammad Mokhber to become interim president before new electionsIran declares 5 days of mourning after president Raisi killed in helicopter crashIran President Raisi’s funeral to be held Tuesday in TabrizAmbassador Nilakshi Saha Sinha: Armenia-India defense cooperation is going very wellThree best iPhones to buy in 2024President of Dominican Republic re-electedYerevan Municipality's construction and improvement department has a new headArmenian President conveys condolences to government and people of IranArmenia commemorative coin dedicated to Charles Aznavour's 100th birth anniversary is put into circulationAndroid 15 will increase attery life of smartphones by several hoursLarge number of police forces are brought to Armenia’s Kirants villageIran vice president confirms President Raisi’s deathArmenia PM: I express my solidarity with Iran government, people, wishing strength, steadfastness at this difficult timeCharles Michel: Georgian President's veto of the transparency law offers a moment for further reflectionNew method of fraud: How do criminals steal people's money?Enhanced security measures are introduced at Sochi airportGeorgian president vetoes 'foreign agents' billEU Mission in Armenia hosted delegation of Netherlands EmbassyPutin told Tokayev about his impressions of his visit to ChinaArmenia's Foreign Minister presented to his Swiss counterpart recent developments in process of normalization of relations with AzerbaijanArarat Mirzoyan exchanged ideas with acting chairman of OSCEUS Special Forces open permanent base in PolandHow to slow down the discharge of a smartphone? 8 useful tipsArmenian, German Foreign Ministers discuss security situation in South CaucasusJames Webb discovers oldest collision of giant black holes: Why is this finding important?Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez finally reunite amid divorce rumorsHenrikh Mkhitaryan draws international community's attention to the problem of captives held in AzerbaijanNo hands needed։ Android apps can be used with gesturesBianca Censori 'furious' over Kanye West's plans to launch porn platform
Most Popular