BTS' Jin will be Paris torchbearer

BTS' Jin will be Paris torchbearer

Jin, the oldest member of the K-pop group BTS, will be performing a different kind of fire: carrying the Olympic flame as torchbearer for the Paris Games, representing South Korea in hopes of spreading the message of "harmony" and "peace". 











Torch Relay Stage 10: Flame heats up 'Little Tuscany'

Torch Relay Stage 10: Flame heats up 'Little Tuscany'

Now 10 days in the running across France’s roads, the Olympic Torch Relay passed through the Gers department, a rugby hotbed that celebrated the participation of 7-a-side player Paulin Riva, national star Anthony Jelonch and pioneer Odette Desprats, who lit the Cauldron at the Mouzon sports complex.




Torch Relay Stage 8: Discovering Aude

Torch Relay Stage 8: Discovering Aude

This Thursday, the Olympic Torch made a leap back in time to explore the unique medieval heritage of the Aude. Nearly 110 Torchbearers carried the Flame from the fortress of Peyrepertuse to Carcassonne. Dimitri Pavadé, one of the relay captains, was in Carcassonne and Olivia Ruiz, one of France's most popular singers, lit the Olympic cauldron.