MARSEILLE, FRANCE (AP) – The Olympic flame is going for a sail.
Instead of arriving overland, the symbolic flame alighting the 2024 Paris Games will take to the seas from its birthplace in Greece, arriving aboard a three-mast tall ship in the French port of Marseille.
Paris organisers announced the flame’s journey on Friday at City Hall in Marseille, a former Greek colony founded 2,600 years ago. According to tradition, the flame will be lit by the sun’s rays at a ceremony in Ancient Olympia.
More details on Sunday’s Borneo Bulletin