Agrinio welcomed the Flame of Hope Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 15.30. for the World Special Olympic Games Athens 2011

Agrinio welcomed the Flame of Hope Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 15.30.

The municipality of Agrinio in a statement says that the symbolism is sacred because it conveys the humanitarian values ​​of respect for diversity, solidarity and love for fellow man.

The Flame will arrive in our city thanks to the volunteers runner officers from around the world was brought together with the Special Olympics athletes and our children from special schools in our region. They are called Guardians of Hope and optimism for a better world and we thank them!

The altar will be lit in Agrinio POLINIKI the special Olympics athlete Christopher Giannitselis.

The Flame of Hope for the World Games ATHENS 2011 will turn on the Holy Hill Pnyx on June 9, 2011 and from there will begin its journey from one to the other side of Greece and Cyprus (10, 11, 12 June) and Istanbul (20 / 6) moving around the world the message of the Games.

The wonderful journey of love will end Friday, June 24 in Athens.

The full schedule is as follows:

15:30 Opening Torch Relay node from left STADA-Ch.
Trikoupi-way street-lights from Republic Square.
(1300 m)

15:45 Opening Ceremony. (Duration 30 ‘)

16:15 End of the Ceremony. Check Papastratou straight first-lantern
El.Venizelou left-left-Ag.Konstantinos Elderly (1,500 m)

16:30 Departure for Amfilochia.


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