Olympic Torch Relay in Schengen for the Paris 2024 Games

On its way to Paris, the Olympic torch will pass through Luxembourg on Thursday 27 June 2024. This will mark the second time the Olympic torch has made its way to the Grand Duchy, following the passage of the flame on 27 July 1948 during the London Olympic Games.

Leaving Marseille on 9 May 2024, the torch will head for Apach on 27 June before crossing the Moselle bridge (Alte Moselbrücke) towards Schengen, where the borders of Luxembourg, Germany and France converge and where it will remain for 20 minutes. The torch will be carried by former Luxembourg tennis player and three-time Olympian Anne Kremer.

While the torch is in Luxembourg, a ceremony with speeches by national and international authorities will highlight the European significance of this historic moment on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Schengen agreements in 2025.

After a welcome address by the Mayor of Schengen, Michel Gloden, speeches will be given by HRH the Grand Duke, member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Luxembourg Olympic and Sports Committee (COSL), the Vice Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Xavier Bettel, the Minister of Sport, Georges Mischo, the representative of the French government and the President of the Land of Rhineland-Palatinate, Malu Dreyer. The ceremony will close with a speech by COSL President André Hoffmann.

After the official ceremony, the torch will travel from Yutz to Thionville before heading to Scy-Chazelles, where the Minister for Home Affairs, Léon Gloden, will represent the Luxembourg government. From there, the torch will shine on the Robert Schuman House, the home of one of Europe's founding fathers, before moving on to Metz, the final venue for the day's celebrations.

Press release by the Information and Press Service (SIP)

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