Olympic Torch Relay “Paris 2024”: The Olympic Flame at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre

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On Friday 26 April at 14.30 the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC) welcomes the Olympic Flame in the framework of the Olympic Torch Relay “Paris 2024”.

The Olympic Flame, carrying the message of peace, will travel from Ancient Olympia to the whole of Greece and will end up, on the last day of the Torch Relay, on the route Corinth, Megara, Marathon, Lavrio, Sounion, SNFCC.

The event, which is yet another event that highlights the SNFCC as a landmark of modern Athens, will take place at the Agora. Four torchbearers will run around the perimeter of the SNFCC’s Canal, while the Navy Band, under the direction of Commander-in-Chief Commander Antonis Karagoudakis, will perform the Olympic Anthem and the national anthems of France and Greece, along with the raising of the respective flags.

The ceremony will continue with greetings from the Managing Director of the SNFCC, Elli Andriopoulou, and from representatives of the French Embassy in Greece and the HOC. An exchange of symbolic gifts will follow. The event will conclude with a special dance performance by the Ballet of the National Opera, accompanied by the Fountains on the Canal, choreographed by Konstantinos Rigos on Nikos Skalkotas’ “Epirus Dance”.

Admission for the public is free.
Major Donor of the SNFCC: Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)

Friday 26 April, 14.30.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
364 Sygrou Avenue, Kallithea

National Opera Ballet
Choreography: Konstantinos Rigos
Music: Nikos Skalkotas, “Epirus Dance”
Associate Costume Designer
Women: Anna Fragou, Natalia Kalogeropoulou, Magda Kouko Ferra, Marta Rivero De Miranda, Marita Nikolitsa, Areti Noti, Eleni Myrsini Petroutsou, Eleftheria Stamos, Zoe Schinopouloslaki, Alicia Townsend, Ariadne Filippaki, Eleni Fotou, Despina Chrysostomou
Men: Vangelis Bikos, Manex Alberdi, Giannis Gantsios, Elton Dimrochi, Giannis Mitrakis, Daniele Pecorari, Stefano Pietragalla, Kaito Takahashi, Christos Tzovaras, Pantelis Charatsidis, Giorgos Hatzopoulos

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