Winter Youth Olympics torch leaves Athens
The Olympic Torch for the first ever Winter Youth Olympic Games begins its journey from its home in Athens (where it was lit this morning) to Innsbruck today. Over the next few weeks it will be carried by 2012 torch bearers from the regional capital of the Tyrol, Innsbruck, starting on 27 December. It will cross the whole of Austria – visiting no fewer than 66 locations across the nation – before arriving in Bergisel Stadium 18 days later on 13 January for the Opening Ceremony.
The 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games is taking place from 13-22 January next year. Click here to find out more about this major new sporting event.