The Olympic torch is handed to South Korea in a ceremony in Athens, ahead of the Pyeongchang Winter Games
SHOWS: ATHENS, GREECE (OCTOBER 31, 2017) (ERT/IOC - SEE RESTRICTIONS) 1. CHILDREN CARRYING SOUTH KOREAN, OLYMPIC AND GREEK FLAGS ENTER PANATHENAIC STADIUM IN ATHENS 2. HIGH PRIESTESS CARRYING OLYMPIC TORCH 3. MAN CARRYING OLYMPIC FLAME RUNNING INTO STADIUM 4. TORCH RELAY HANDOVER 5. VARIOUS OF ATHLETE RUNNING WITH OLYMPIC FLAME 6. ATHLETE LIGHTING OLYMPIC CAULDRON 7. HIGH PRIESTESS HANDS FLAME TO PRESIDENT OF THE HELLENIC OLYMPIC COMMITTEE SPYROS CAPRALOS 8. SPYROS CAPRALOS HANDS FLAME TO LEE HEE-BEOM 9. LEE HEE-BEOM HOLDING FLAME STORY: South Korea received the Olympic torch in a handover ceremony in Athens on Tuesday (October 31) for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games. The torch was lit at the birthplace of the Olympic Games, which begins a relay that will conclude at the Winter Games on February 9. President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos handed Lee Hee-beom, president and CEO of the Pyeongchang Organising Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, the torch in a colourful ceremony reflecting both Greek and South Korean culture. The torch relay will now head to South Korea where it will visit 17 cities and provinces.