Hellenic Olympic Committee

Olympic Torch costumes split public opinion

What are the adjectives that should describe every new creative interpretation of ancient Greek culture? Must it be "simple yet elegant," "abstract" or "figurative"? Can it be "fresh"? Can it be "contemporary"?

And what are the appropriate adjectives for an esthetic proposal that is based on a completely different creative approach?

Big crowds force HOC to suspend Olympic torch relay in Greece

The Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) decided to suspend the remainder of the Olympic Torch relay through the country to avoid attracting crowds because of coronavirus, it said on Friday.

But HOC said the opening leg of the relay in the southern Peloponnese town of Sparta attracted an "unexpectedly large crowd," forcing it to suspend the remaining stops.

Olympic flame-lighting ceremony to go ahead despite coronavirus concerns

Next week's flame-lighting ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will go ahead in Greece despite concerns about the virus outbreak.
The Greek Olympic committee says it is working closely with national health authorities and will hold meetings to re-evaluate the situation every two days.