Posted on: April 28, 2015

Rio 2016 reveals Paralympic torch relay details

By Supriyo Das

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Rio 2016 reveals Paralympic torch relay details

Rio de Janerio, April 28 (IANS) The Rio 2016 Paralympic torch relay will take place in all five regions of Brazil over seven days, the organisers said.

The relay will also feature the British town of Stoke Mandeville, the birthplace of the Paralympic Games, Xinhua reported.

One city from each of Brazil's regions (North, North East, Central-West, South East and South) will stage its own relay, culminating with the lighting of a mini cauldron.

Another flame will be lit in Stoke Mandeville and then all six flames will be sent to Rio to jointly form the Paralympic flame.

About 500 torchbearers will carry the flame and the public will be encouraged to participate via digital media.

Brazilian bank Bradesco and Japanese car maker Nissan were announced as the official sponsors of the torch relay.

Monday's torch relay details come a day after a troupe of dancers performed a flash mob on Copacabana beach to celebrate the 500 day countdown to the Paralympic Games.

Tags: Rio Olympics

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