Olympic flame in Georgia

7 Jul 2015

On 26 of May at 20:00 the Olympic Torch landed at the International Airport of Batumi with a special charter flight.   

The Chair ofEuropean Youth Olympic Festival Tbilisi 2015 Organizing Committee, Aleksi Akhvlediani, brought the flame within a safety lantern and handed it over tothe President of the National Olympic Committee Leri Khabelov.  

After the Official part was completed, Aleksi Akhvlediani announced that the torch relay was officially open and asked the Olympic Champion, President of the National Olympic Committee Leri Khabelov, to pass the torch onto Adjara's resident, World Champion in Sport Gymnastics, Rusudan Sikharulidze.   

Additional 22 torch bearers took part in the Batumi torch relay, amongst them where famous athletes, singers, doctors, actors, poets and other public figures.   

Finally, the flame was brought to the Piazza by the veteran football player Revaz Chelebadze; he transferred the flame into the big cauldron, where a concert washeld in accordance to 26 of May. 

European Youth Olympic Festival 2015 will take placein Tbilisi on July 26 - August 1, 2015.