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Olympic Games 2024: Olympic flame to pass through Monaco

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Monaco will welcome the Olympic Flame on June 18, 2024 © Ville de Paris

Join the crowds on June 18, 2024 for the torch relay in the Principality, departing from Port Hercule at 2.15 pm and arriving at Place du Palais at 2.45 pm.

The Olympic flame is passing through the Côte d’Azur ahead of the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris Monaco – an obvious omission from the initial route – will be receiving the torch after all, in a week’s time, on June 18 2024.

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The Principality is once again hosting the highly-coveted flame, 56 years since the first and only relay here in 1968 during the Grenoble Winter Olympics. Having travelled around France since May 8, the flame will be relayed by six people, the Government of Monaco announced.

Next Tuesday, June 18, 2024, starting at 8:05 am, the flame will go through seven municipalities in the Alpes Maritimes: Villefranche-sur-Mer, Grasse, Cannes, Valberg, Antibes, La Colmiane-Valdeblore and Nice. The Monaco leg will take place in the middle of the schedule, between Valberg and Antibes, from 2.15pm to 2.45pm.

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Monaco’s Olympic achievements

Prince Albert II, President of the Monegasque Olympic Committee since 1985 and Chairman of the International Olympic Committee’s Sustainability and Legacy Commission, has always been involved in the Olympic Games. The Sovereign took part in five Olympic Games between 1988 and 2002 as a member of the Monaco Bobsleigh team.

The Prince has also been a torchbearer on ten occasions since 1996 at the Atlanta Summer Olympic Games in the USA. Princess Charlene, a former Olympic swimmer, also represented her native South Africa at the 2002 Sydney Summer Olympics.

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Monaco’s only Olympic medal is the bronze won by Julien Médecin in the art and literature competition at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games. In total, since 1920, Monegasque delegations have taken part in 32 Olympic Games (21 Summer and 11 Winter games).