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The Flame of Hope

The Ceremony for the Lighting of the “Flame of Hope” for the Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011 will take place at the Sacred Site of Pnyx, in the tradition and custom of the Lighting of the Flame for all Olympic Games.

The “Flame of Hope” carried by Special Olympics Athletes and law enforcement officers travels the globe, carrying with it the message of “Hope” for a better world, before returning to Athens, to the Opening Ceremony, to mark the official opening of the Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011

Flame of Hope lighting Ceremonies held in the past:



  • November 2008
    Torch lighting for the IX World Winter Games / Idaho, USA



  • June 2007
    Torch lighting for the XII World Summer Games / Shanghai, CHINA
  • September 2006
    The Light of Hope and Civilization at Patras - European Capital of Culture 2006 – for the Special Olympics European Games/ Rome, Italy
  • February 2005
    Torch lighting for the VIII World Winter Games / Nagano, JAPAN
  • June 2003
    Torch lighting for the XI World Summer Games / Dublin, IRELAND
  • February 2001
    Torch lighting for the VII World Winter Games / Anchorage, Alaska, USA
  • May 1999
    Torch lighting for the X World Summer Games / North Carolina, USA
  • January 1997
    Torch lighting for the VI World Winter Games / Toronto-Collingwood, CANADA
  • May 1995
    Torch lighting for the IX World Summer Games / New Haven-Connecticut, USA
  • February 1993
    Torch lighting for the V World Winter Games / Schladming-Salzburg, AUSTRIA
  • May 1991
    Torch lighting for the VIII World Summer Games / Minneapolis-Saint Paul, USA

 

  

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