Τhe programme of the Lighting Ceremony

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 18:28

11:15     Closing time for admission of VIPs

 

                Entry of the Presidential Guard

 

11:25     Arrival of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos

 

11:30     Opening of the Ceremony

Olympic Rings formed by pupils of Ancient Olympia

Οlympic Anthem – Hoisting of the Olympic Flag

National Anthem of Japan – Hoisting of the Japanese Flag

National Anthem of Greece – Hoisting of the Greek Flag

The anthems are performed by the Children’s and Youth Choir of Lavreotiki Municipality

Address by the Mayor of Ancient Olympia, Mr. Georgios Georgiopoulos   

 

Address by the special representative of the President of the “TOKYO 2020” Organising

Committee, Mr. Toshiaki Endo

 

Address by the President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Thomas Bach

 

Address by the President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee and Member of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Spyros Capralos

 

Entry of the designated officials in the Temple of Hera

Ritual of the Lighting Ceremony at the Temple of Hera

Entry of the High Priestess and the Priestesses into the Ancient Stadium with the

Olympic Flame

              

Dance performance by the Priestesses

                Handing over of the Olympic Flame by the High Priestess to the first Torchbearer

Departure of the first Torchbearer for the Pierre de Coubertin Monument                    

                Opening of the Olympic Torch Relay

                End of the Ceremony