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World News November 11, 2023

Paris 2024 Paralympic Games torch to be ignited in England

The torch relay route for the upcoming Paralympic Games in Paris was unveiled less than 10 months before the event. The relay will start from Stoke Mandeville in England, the spiritual home of disabled sport. After passing through the Channel Tunnel, 1,000 torchbearers will carry 12 flames across France from August 25 to 28, symbolizing the 12 days of the Games. The unique route aims for “maximum visibility” over four days, contrasting with the 80 days of the Olympic torch relay. The Paralympic flame will be lit at Stoke Mandeville, the birthplace of the Paralympic movement. The relay will visit 50 cities, emphasizing sporting commitments, history, and heritage, with a final parade through Paris on August 27. The Paralympic Games in Paris will be the first hosted by France, but the Paralympic movement began in 1948 at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in London.

Source – CGTN

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