DEWANI CARRIES OLYMPIC TORCH IN SOUTH KOREA
Feb 08, 2018
As the excitement builds for the spectacular launch of the Winter Olympic Games tomorrow, Jordan’s three-time Taekwondo Olympian Nadin Dewani has had the honour of carrying the torch that is making its way through host nation South Korea.
Dewani was chosen due to her tremendous career of appearing at the Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Games as well as the crucial role she plays as a member of the Athletes Commission for the International Olympic Committee.
“This is such an exceptional honour for me and for Jordan,” said Dewani.
“Jordan is working hard to build its winter sports profile and hopefully by carrying the torch here it will inspire more youngsters to take up sport and one day appear at an Olympics themselves.”
The torch was lit in Greece last October and arrived for its exhaustive journey through South Korea soon after.
The PyeongChang Games will welcome over 3000 athletes from 92 countries competing in 15 sports.