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Historic journey: The Olympic flame will travel for the first time by sailing ship for the Olympic games in Paris 2024. The sailing ship Belem is already on its way to Piraeus!


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The French sailing ship Belem sailed to Greece to receive the Olympic Flame. With 16 professional sailors and around 100 passengers, the three-carrier is already underway, charting its course for Greece, where it will pick up the Flame on April 26 from Piraeus before sailing to Marseille on May 8.

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In an exclusive interview with the French newspaper Ouest-France, the director of the Foundation that manages Belem, shared details about this iconic trip.

Among the notable details revealed were that three people will protect the flame and that apart from the crew, 16 young people between the ages of 17 and 25 who are not related to water sports and come from various social backgrounds have been invited.

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They will join the ship's 16-member professional crew, led by Aymeric Gibet, Belem's captain, since 2016.


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Belem's itinerary includes stops in Olbia, Sardinia, Catania in Sicily and Katakolon in Greece, before reaching its final destination of Olympia and then Athens.


'A very beautiful undertaking for the first time in the history of the touch of the Olympic flame which for the first time will be transported by sailing ship, the beautiful Belem of 1896, adding to the history of the Olympic games but also to the history of this beautiful sailing ship from other times!!


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