Olympics Torch to Touch Islamabad

Beijing Olympics TorchThe Beijing Olympics 2008 torch will reach Islamabad on 16th of april – 2 days down the lane :)

Supposedly Islamabad will be decorated for the event … Let’s see what the two-day wait brings in here.

Islamabad is one of the 22 venues selected around the world for the Beijing 2008 Olympics Torch Relay, said Pakistan Olympics Association (POA) Chairman. Six Olympic Torch Bearers who would represent the sposnors during the torch relay in the country were also announced. The six individuals have been selected for their contributions towards the uplift of the society.

Nominated were Syed Babar Ali, a noted business icon, philanthropist, environmentalist and the chairman Coca Cola Pakistan; Dr Yasmin Rashid who is the founder of Pani Pakistan; former world squash champion and currently president of World Squash Federation Jahangir Khan; Hassan Sardar, renowned former national hockey player and 1984 Olympics gold medalist; Ali Hassan Habib, president WWF-Pakistan; and CARE chairperson Seema Aziz.

One of the three ‘concepts’ of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games is the “Green Olympics”.

Information Courtesy: Dawn

Image Courtesy: Pro Pakistan

6 Comments so far

  1. awahid on April 14th, 2008 @ 1:37 pm

    Do any body know the route?

  2. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on April 14th, 2008 @ 2:20 pm

    This report tells about probable plan … no idea if its been changed or the same …!

    The April 16 torch relay, with its theme ‘Journey of Harmony’, would cover a distance of 5.5km within Islamabad with a 30-minute closing ceremony.

    Under the route plan, the torch will be lighted at the Old Parade Ground at Jinnah Avenue near the Aiwan-i-Sadr and will then pass through Constitution Avenue Boulevard, Suharwardy Road, Serena Hotel, and Kashmir Highway before turning into the Pakistan Sports Complex.

    At the Pakistan Sports Complex, the relay will go round Jinnah Stadium before ending at the Liaquat Gymnasium where a dazzling ceremony, embellished with folk music and acrobatics, will take place.

    The relay, to be telecast live, will last nearly five hours.

  3. wkhang on April 15th, 2008 @ 10:18 pm


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