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2016 Summer Olympics torch relay

The 2016 Summer Olympics torch relay which ran from the 21st of April to the 5th of August 2016. After being lit in Olympia, Greece, the torch traveled to Athens on the 27th of April. The Brazilian leg began in the capital, Brasília, and ended in Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã Stadium, the main venue of the 2016 Olympics. After having visited more than 300 Brazilian cities, including all 26 state capitals and the Federal District.[1] The end of the relay was the closing to the 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.[2]

Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Host city Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Countries visited Greece, Switzerland, Brazil
Distance 20,000 kilometres (12,000 mi)
Torch bearers 12,000
Start date 21 April 2016 (2016-04-21)
End date 5 August 2016 (2016-08-05)
President Dilma Rousseff holding the Olympic torch, accompanied by the president of BOC Carlos Arthur Nuzman (left), and the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes (right).

Contents

Route in GreeceEdit

21 April (Day 1)

22 April (Day 2)

23 April (Day 3)

24 April (Day 4)

25 April (Day 5)

26 April (Day 6)

27 April (Day 7)

28 April (Day 8)

Route in SwitzerlandEdit

29 April (Day 9)

30 April (Day 10)

Route in BrazilEdit

May 3
01. Brasilia
May 4
02. Corumbá de Goiás
03. Pirenópolis
04. Anápolis
May 5
05. Itaberaí
06. Goiás Velho
07. Inhumas
08. Goiânia
May 6
09. Trindade
10. Aparecida de Goiânia
11. Piracanjuba
12. Morrinhos
13. Caldas Novas
May 7
14. Pires do Rio
15. Ipameri
16. Goiandira
17. Araguari
18. Uberlândia
May 8
19. Uberaba
20. Araxá
21. Serra do Salitre
22. Patrocínio
23. Patos de Minas
May 9
24. Varjão de Minas
25. Pirapora
26. Montes Claros
May 10
27. Bocaiuva
28. Couto de Magalhães de Minas
29. Diamantina
30. Curvelo
May 11
31. Datas
32. Serro
33. Guanhães
34. Governador Valadares
May 12
35. Naque
36. Coronel Fabriciano
37. Itabira
May 13
38. Ouro Preto
39. Itabirito
40. Brumadinho
May 14
41. Contagem
42. Belo Horizonte
May 15
43. São João Del Rei
44. Tiradentes
45. Barbacena
46. Juiz de Fora
May 16
47. Bicas
48. Leopoldina
49. Muriaé
50. Itaperuna
51. Bom Jesus do Itabapoana
52. Cachoeiro de Itapemirim
May 17
53. Guarapari
54. Vila Velha
55. Vitoria
May 18
56. Serra
57. Aracruz
58. Colatina
59. Linhares
60. São Mateus
May 19
61. Teixeira de Freitas
62. Itamaraju
63. Santa Cruz Cabrália
64. Porto Seguro
May 20
65. Eunápolis
66. Itapetinga
67. Vitoria da Conquista
May 21
68. Itambé
69. Floresta Azul
70. Ibicaraí
71. Itabuna
72. Ilhéus
May 22
73. Cairu (Morro de São Paulo)
74. Itacaré
75. Camamu
76. Ituberá
77. Valença
May 23
78. Lençóis
May 24
79. Salvador
May 25
80. Feira de Santana
81. Riachão do Jacuípe
82. Capim Grosso
83. Senhor do Bonfim
May 26
84. Jaguarari
85. Juazeiro
86. Sobradinho
87. Petrolina
May 27
88. Lagoa Grande
89. Santa Maria da Boa Vista
90. Orocó
91. Cabrobó
92. Paulo Afonso
May 28
93. Canindé de São Francisco
94. Poco Redondo
95. Nossa Senhora da Gloria
96. Nossa Senhora das Dores
97. Aracaju
May 29
98. Propriá
99. São Sebastião
100. Arapiraca
101. São Miguel dos Campos
102. Maceió
May 30
103. Murici
104. União dos Palmares
105. Garanhuns
106. Lajedo
107. Caruaru
May 31
108. Gravatá
109. Jaboatão dos Guararapes
110. Recife
June 1
111. Ipojuca
June 2
112. Igarassu
113. Pedras de Fogo
114. Itabaiana
115. Campina Grande
June 3
116. Guarabira
117. Sape
118. João Pessoa
June 4
119. Mamanguape
120. São José de Mipibu
121. Parnamirim
122. Natal
June 5
123. Fernando de Noronha
June 6
124. Lajes
125. Angicos
126. Assú
127. Mossoró
June 7
128. Aracati
129. Aquiraz
130. Fortaleza
June 8
131. Caucaia
132. Itapajé
133. Forquilha
134. Sobral
June 9
135. Massapê
136. Granja
137. Camocim
138. Barroquinha
139. Parnaíba
June 10
140. Piracuruca
141. Piripiri
142. Campo Maior
143. Altos
144. Teresina
June 11
145. Palmas
June 12
146. São Luís
June 13
147. Barreirinhas
June 14
148. Imperatriz
June 15
149. Belém do Pará
June 16
150. Macapá
June 17
151. Santarém
June 18
152. Boa Vista
June 19
153. Manaus
June 20
154. Manaus
155. Iranduba
156. Presidente Figueiredo
June 21
157. Rio Branco
June 22
158. Porto Velho
June 23
159. Várzea Grande
160. Cuiabá
June 24
161. Pantanal
June 25
162. Campo Grande
June 26
163. Sidrolândia
164. Rio Brilhante
165. Maracaju
166. Itaporã
167. Dourados
June 27
168. Nova Andradina
169. Bataguassu
170. Presidente Prudente
June 28
171. Paraguaçu Paulista
172. Marília
173. Assis
174. Londrina
June 29
175. Arapongas
176. Maringá
177. Campo Mourão
178. Cascavel
June 30
179. Matelândia
180. Medianeira
181. São Miguel do Iguaçu
182. Santa Terezinha de Itaipu
183. Foz do Iguaçu
July 1
184. Foz do Iguaçu
July 2
185. Céu Azul
186. Santa Tereza do Oeste
187. Realeza
188. Francisco Beltrão
189. Pato Branco
July 3
190. São Lourenço do Oeste
191. Chapecó
192. Concórdia
193. Erechim
194. Passo Fundo
July 4
195. São Miguel das Missões
196. Santo Ângelo
197. Ijuí
198. Cruz Alta
July 5
199. Encantado
200. Lajeado
201. Santa Cruz do Sul
202. Santa Maria
July 6
203. São Sepé
204. Caçapava do Sul
205. Canguçu
206. Rio Grande
207. Pelotas
July 7
208. São Lourenço do Sul
209. Camaquã
210. Guaíba
211. Porto Alegre
July 8
212. Canoas
213. Esteio
214. Novo Hamburgo
215. Granado
216. Canela
217. Nova Petrópolis
218. Caxias do Sul
July 9
219. Bento Gonçalves
220. Torres
221. Sombrio
222. Araranguá
223. Criciúma
July 10
224. Tubarão
225. Torres
226. Laguna
227. São José
228. Florianópolis
July 11
229. Florianópolis
July 12
230. Biguaçu
231. Balneário Camboriú
232. Itajaí
233. Ilhota
234. Gaspar
235. Blumenau
July 13
236. Massaranduba
237. Jaraguá do Sul
238. São Francisco do Sul
239. Joinville
July 14
240. São José dos Pinhais
241. Curitiba
July 15
242. Fazenda Rio Grande
243. Araucária
244. Campo Largo
245. Ponta Grossa
July 16
246. Castro
247. Itararé
248. Itapeva
249. Capão Bonito
250. Itapetininga
July 17
251. Sorocaba
252. Tatuí
253. Botucatu
254. Lençóis Paulista
255. Bauru
July 18
256. Jaú
257. Araraquara
258. São Carlos
259. Ribeirão Preto
July 19
260. Sertãozinho
261. Jaboticabal
262. Bebedouro
263. Barretos
264. Franca
July 20
265. Rio Claro
266. Limeira
267. Americana
268. Campinas
July 21
269. Indaiatuba
270. Itu
271. Jundiaí
272. Osasco
July 22
273. Praia Grande
274. São Vicente
275. Santos
276. Guarujá
July 23
277. Guarulhos
278. São Caetano do Sul
279. Santo André
280. São Bernardo do Campo
July 24
281. São Paulo City
July 25
282. Ilhabela
July 26
283. Suzano
284. Mogi das Cruzes
285. Jacareí
286. São Jose dos Campos
July 27
287. Taubaté
288. São Luiz do Paraitinga
289. Ubatuba
290. Paraty
291. Angra Dos Reis
July 28
292. Ilha Grande
293. Rio Claro
294. Resende
295. Barra Mansa
296. Volta Redonda
July 29
297. Pirai
298. Barra do Pirai
299. Vassouras
300. Paraíba do Sul
301. Três Rios
302. Petrópolis
July 30
303. Teresópolis
304. Guapimirim
305. Cachoeiras de Macacu
306. Nova Friburgo
July 31
307. Cordeiro
308. Itaocara
309. São Fidélis
310. Campos dos Goytacazes
311. Macaé
August 1
312. Rio das Ostras
313. Armação dos Búzios
314. São Pedro da Aldeia
315. Iguaba Grande
316. Araruama
317. Arraial do Cabo
318. Cabo Frio
August 2
319. Saquarema
320. Rio Bonito
321. Tanguá
322. Itaboraí
323. São Gonçalo
324. Niterói
August 3
325. Centro
326. Duque de Caxias
327. São João de Meriti
328. Nilópolis
329. Belford Roxo
330. Nova Iguaçu
August 4
331. Barra da Tijuca
332. Campo Grande
333. Bangu
334. Madureira
335. Copacabana
August 5
336. Cristo Redentor
337. Botafogo
338. Pão de Açúcar
339. Aterro do Flamengo
340. Maracanã Stadium

End of Torch RelayEdit

At the 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, Gustavo Kuerten brought the Olympic torch into the stadium, relayed off the Olympic flame to Hortência Marcari, who relayed to Vanderlei de Lima. de Lima then lit the Olympic cauldron.[3]

Torch bearersEdit

Notable torch bearers include:

  • Vanderlei de Lima: de Lima had been selected as the final torch bearer and the one who lit the cauldron after Pelé declined due to illness. de Lima had been attacked during his marathon run at the 2004 Olympics, when he was leading, making him a leading choice for the honor of last flame bearer.[4]
  • Hortência Marcari: Marcari is considered the greatest Brazilian female basketball player.[4]
  • Gustavo Kuerten: Kuerten is the best male tennis player in South America in history.[4]
  • Ban Ki-moon, Ban is the General Secretary of the United Nations [5]
  • Thomas Bach, Bach is the President of the International Olympic Committee [5]
  • Carlos Arthur Nuzman, Nuzman is the President of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Organizing Committee [5]
  • Adriana Lima, Lima is a Brazilian supermodel.[6]
  • Eduardo Paes, Paes is the mayor of Rio de Janeiro[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Goiás will be the first state to receive the Rio 2016 Olympic Flame". USA Today. Diário da Manhã. 29 April 2015. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Rio 2016 Opening Ceremonies (5 August 2016)
  3. ^ "Opening Ceremony". 2016 Summer Olympics. 5 August 2016. NBC. 
  4. ^ a b c Associated Press (5 August 2016). "Meet the marathoner who lit the cauldron at the Rio Games". CBS News. 
  5. ^ a b c "Leaders of UN, IOC and Rio 2016 join together to carry Olympic torch". Rio 2016. 5 August 2016. Archived from the original on 7 August 2016. 
  6. ^ Julie Mazziotta (5 August 2016). "Adriana Lima Cries with Pride as She Carries the Olympic Torch Through the Streets of Rio". 
  7. ^ O Globo (4 August 2016). "Paes denies breach of protocol to carry the torch: 'I was invited'". Retrieved 9 August 2016. 

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