Denzel Washington recently appeared on Instagram Live with Brooklyn Pastor A.R. Bernard of Christian Cultural Center to talk about his relationship with God and his faith journey. Washington, who is devout Christian, shared that he had given his life to Christ three times when he was younger, Fox News reported. The Academy Award-winning actor described […]
The Olympic flame that will burn at the Summer Olympics was handed over to Brazil last Wednesday. The ceremony was held in Greece at the marble stadium that hosted the first modern Games in 1896. The flame was lit by the sun’s rays at the birthplace of the Games in Ancient Olympia.
The flame sat overnight at the Acropolis museum, then traveled through the streets of Athens before being carried into the stadium by Greek high jump Olympic medalist Niki Bakoyianni. Following the relay, Greek rowing champion Katerina Nikolairou lit the golden cauldron and the crowd burst into applause.
Rio Games chief Carlos Nuzman was there for the ceremony, and promised to deliver a spectacular Summer Olympics.
The flame will be flown in special safety lanterns to Switzerland for a ceremony at the United Nations in Geneva on Thursday. It will be arriving in Brazil on May 3rd for a relay across the country in the hands of 12,000 torch-bearers before reaching in Rio for the opening ceremony on August 5th.