Olympic Flame lit in Greece - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Olympic Flame lit in Greece

The Olympic Flame for the Sochi Winter Games was lit in Greece during an elaborate ceremony Sunday morning.

A Greek actress, playing the part of high priestess, used a mirror reflecting the sun's rays to light the flame in the Temple of Hera at Ancient Olympia. She then gave the flame over to Greek skier Giannis Antoniou.

After a short time, Antoniou then gave the flame to Russian hockey star Alexander Ovechkin.

Now the flame will make a seven day trip across Greece through 27 cities to reach its final destination, Russia. The Sochi Games will begin in 132 days.

Copyright 2013 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

    New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:36 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:36:18 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 2:18 PM EDT2017-09-23 18:18:01 GMT

    In the stylish Condesa neighborhood young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. But the first weekend since the 7.1-magnitude earthquake toppled buildings just blocks away began on a somber note.

    In the stylish Condesa neighborhood young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. But the first weekend since the 7.1-magnitude earthquake toppled buildings just blocks away began on a somber note.

  • Trump tells NBA star Curry that White House visit is off

    Trump tells NBA star Curry that White House visit is off

    Saturday, September 23 2017 9:39 AM EDT2017-09-23 13:39:00 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-09-23 18:17:27 GMT

    President Donald Trump says if a basketball player doesn't want to visit the White House to celebrate an NBA title, then don't bother showing up.

    President Donald Trump says if a basketball player doesn't want to visit the White House to celebrate an NBA title, then don't bother showing up.

  • NFL commissioner, players' union angrily denounce Trump

    NFL commissioner, players' union angrily denounce Trump

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:46:27 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 2:11 PM EDT2017-09-23 18:11:05 GMT

    Trump has a suggestion for National Football League owners whose players decide to take a knee during the national anthem: fire them.

    Trump has a suggestion for National Football League owners whose players decide to take a knee during the national anthem: fire them.

Powered by Frankly