Six Monegasque torchbearers are set to carry the Olympic flame

Six Monegasque torchbearers are set to carry the Olympic flame

17 JUNE 2024
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The Principality of Monaco is preparing to welcome the Olympic flame, with six Monegasque nationals participating in this year's Olympic Torch Relay on Tuesday, 18 June 2024.

Formula 1 champion, Charles Leclerc, will start the relay at 2.15pm in front of the statue of Juan Manuel Fangio in Port Hercule. The torch will then be passed to skier Alexandra Coletti, table tennis player Xiaoxin Yang, and bobsleigh racer Rudy Rinaldi, who will hand it over to T.S.H. Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene in front of the statue of Malizia on the Place du Palais.

The Olympic torch will be carried along the following route: urls.fr/of7xxa

The public will be able to watch it from the start of the relay, along Avenue du Port, at the corner of Place du Marché and Place du Palais.

While waiting to welcome the relay team at the Place du Palais, spectators can discover a montage of archive images, designed and produced by the Audiovisual Institute and the Palace Archives of Monaco, looking back at Monaco's participation in the Olympic Games Paris 100 years ago, the bronze medal awarded to Monegasque architect Julien Médecin (1894-1986) for his town planning drawings (a discipline that was included at the time), John B. Kelly's Olympic title in rowing, and also the first time the Olympic torch passed through Monaco 56 years ago on its way to the Grenoble 1968 Olympic Winter Games.

To mark this event, throughout the Olympic period, the upper gate (dated 1533) of the Rampe Major, along the Olympic Torch Relay route, will be adorned on both sides with a large display of John B. Kelly (1889-1960), father of Princess Grace and maternal grandfather of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, gold medalist in rowing (double sculls) at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games, one hundred years ago.

Information

Those who wish to watch the Olympic Torch Relay should be aware that there will be traffic disruptions in the area between 1pm and 3pm.

Pedestrians will not be able to access the Rampe Major between 1pm and 2.45pm, nor will they be able to walk inside the areas of the route cordoned off by barriers or use the pedestrian crossings located along this route, including the one at the end of Avenue de la Porte Neuve between 2pm and 2.45pm.

Security checkpoints will be in place along the route and at the entrances to the Place du Palais.

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