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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

April 21
01. Olympia
02. Pyrgos
03. Amaliada
04. Lechaina
April 22
05. Zakynthos
06. Patras
07. Rio–Antirrio bridge
08. Missolonghi
09. Astakos
10. Lefkada
11. Nicopolis
12. Preveza
April 23
13. Igoumenitsa
14. Corfu
15. Ioannina
16. Veria
April 24
17. Thessaloniki
18. Serres
19. Drama
20. Kavala
April 25
21. Alexandroupoli
22. Komotini
23. Xanthi
24. Katerini
April 26
25. Larissa
26. Chalcis
27. Marathon
April 26-28
28. Athens

Route in SwitzerlandEdit

April 29
01. Lausanne
April 30
02. Geneva

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. Goiania
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 19-20
153. Manaus
June 20
154. Iranduba
155. Presidente Figueiredo
June 21
156. Rio Branco
June 22
157. Porto Velho
June 23
158. Várzea Grande
159. Cuiabá
June 24
160. Pantanal
June 25
161. Campo Grande
June 26
162. Sidrolândia
163. Rio Brilhante
164. Maracaju
165. Itaporã
166. Dourados
June 27
167. Nova Andradina
168. Bataguassu
169. Presidente Prudente
June 28
170. Paraguaçu Paulista
171. Marília
172. Assis
173. Londrina
June 29
174. Arapongas
175. Maringá
176. Campo Mourão
177. Cascavel
June 30
178. Matelândia
179. Medianeira
180. São Miguel do Iguaçu
181. Santa Terezinha de Itaipu
182. Foz do Iguaçu
July 1
183. Foz do Iguaçu
July 2
184. Céu Azul
185. Santa Tereza do Oeste
186. Realeza
187. Francisco Beltrão
188. Pato Branco
July 3
189. São Lourenço do Oeste
190. Chapecó
191. Concórdia
192. Erechim
193. Passo Fundo
July 4
194. São Miguel das Missões
195. Santo Ângelo
196. Ijuí
197. Cruz Alta
July 5
198. Encantado
199. Lajeado
200. Santa Cruz do Sul
201. Santa Maria
July 6
202. São Sepé
203. Caçapava do Sul
204. Canguçu
205. Rio Grande
206. Pelotas
July 7
207. São Lourenço do Sul
208. Camaquã
209. Guaíba
210. Porto Alegre
July 8
211. Canoas
212. Esteio
213. Novo Hamburgo
214. Granado
215. Canela
216. Nova Petrópolis
217. Caxias do Sul
July 9
218. Bento Gonçalves
219. Torres
220. Sombrio
221. Araranguá
222. Criciúma
July 10
223. Tubarão
224. Torres
225. Laguna
226. São José
July 10-11
227. Florianópolis
July 12
228. Biguaçu
229. Balneário Camboriú
230. Itajaí
231. Ilhota
232. Gaspar
233. Blumenau
July 13
234. Massaranduba
235. Jaraguá do Sul
236. São Francisco do Sul
237. Joinville
July 14
238. São José dos Pinhais
239. Curitiba
July 15
240. Fazenda Rio Grande
241. Araucária
242. Campo Largo
243. Ponta Grossa
July 16
244. Castro
245. Itararé
246. Itapeva
247. Capão Bonito
248. Itapetininga
July 17
249. Sorocaba
250. Tatuí
251. Botucatu
252. Lençóis Paulista
253. Bauru
July 18
254. Jaú
255. Araraquara
256. São Carlos
257. Ribeirão Preto
July 19
258. Sertãozinho
259. Jaboticabal
260. Bebedouro
261. Barretos
262. Franca
July 20
263. Rio Claro
264. Limeira
265. Americana
266. Campinas
July 21
267. Indaiatuba
268. Itu
269. Jundiaí
270. Osasco
July 22
271. Praia Grande
272. São Vicente
273. Santos
274. Guarujá
July 23
275. Guarulhos
276. São Caetano do Sul
277. Santo André
278. São Bernardo do Campo
July 24
279. São Paulo City
July 25
280. Ilhabela
July 26
281. Suzano
282. Mogi das Cruzes
283. Jacareí
284. São Jose dos Campos
July 27
285. Taubaté
286. São Luiz do Paraitinga
287. Ubatuba
288. Paraty
289. Angra Dos Reis
July 28
290. Ilha Grande
291. Rio Claro
292. Resende
293. Barra Mansa
294. Volta Redonda
July 29
295. Pirai
296. Barra do Pirai
297. Vassouras
298. Paraíba do Sul
299. Três Rios
300. Petrópolis
July 30
301. Teresópolis
302. Guapimirim
303. Cachoeiras de Macacu
304. Nova Friburgo
July 31
305. Cordeiro
306. Itaocara
307. São Fidélis
308. Campos dos Goytacazes
309. Macaé
August 1
310. Rio das Ostras
311. Armação dos Búzios
312. São Pedro da Aldeia
313. Iguaba Grande
314. Araruama
315. Arraial do Cabo
316. Cabo Frio
August 2
317. Saquarema
318. Rio Bonito
319. Tanguá
320. Itaboraí
321. São Gonçalo
322. Niterói
August 3
323. Centro
324. Duque de Caxias
325. São João de Meriti
326. Nilópolis
327. Belford Roxo
328. Nova Iguaçu
August 4
329. Barra da Tijuca
330. Campo Grande
331. Bangu
332. Madureira
333. Copacabana
August 5
334. Cristo Redentor
335. Botafogo
336. Pão de Açúcar
337. Aterro do Flamengo
338. 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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