Petrounias 1st Olympic torch bearer

After finishing 2nd on Rings at the Olympic Test Event, World Champion Eleftherios Petrounias flew directly home to Greece.

The official countdown to this year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics began on Thursday when the torch was lit at the site of the ancient Games …

On a glorious spring day with the sun burning hot above the ancient stadium in Olympia, an actress playing a high priestess lit the torch from the rays of the sun at the temple of Hera, using a parabolic mirror.

Greek gymnastics world champion Eleftherios Petrounias started the domestic relay after receiving the flame …

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Eleftherios Petrounias

Torch to second bearer, former volleyball player Giovane Gavio
Torch to second bearer, former volleyball player Giovane Gavio
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