The Lausanne 2020 Olympic Torch continues its adventure! (11.11-16.11)
The Tour of Switzerland started two weeks ago already. Do not miss any stage of its journey!
During the week of November 11th to 16th, the Olympic Torch of Lausanne 2020 started in the capital, Bern. It then stopped in Oberhofen, the headquarters of the International Ski Federation (FIS), followed by Fribourg and Sion at the end of the week.
An important milestone was reached on November 11th, when the Torch came to Bern, the capital of Switzerland. To mark this occasion, two great athletes were present to light the Olympic cauldron: Pascal Bitschnau (Snowboardcross, silver medalist at the 2016 Lillehammer YOG), the first athlete to carry the Torch in Athens, and Jonas Hiller, who felt honoured to hold this symbolic object, which he had already seen many times (Ice Hockey, Olympic Games of Vancouver, 2010; Sochi, 2014; and PyeongChang, 2018). Yodli, Lausanne 2020's mascot, was able to pose in front of the Federal Palace.
The next day, the Torch remained in the vicinity of the canton of Bern, as it went to Oberhofen, the headquarters of the International Ski Federation (FIS). Tanja Frieden, Olympic Champion in Turin in 2006 (Snowboardcross), who had come to watch this unique moment of the Olympic Games, greeted the crowd.
In Fribourg, it was the turn of Freestyle Skiing Olympian Camillia Berra (OG, Sochi, 2014) to carry the symbol of the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games. The Yodli mascot also took part, as at every stage in the journey, to the delight of young and old alike.
Théo Gmür, triple gold medalist in Alpine Skiing at the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Games, made his comeback in the Torch Tour. After taking part at Aigle, he was there at Sion, this time accompanied by the fencer Tiffany Géroudet, European Champion and Olympian.
The Journey of the Flame will continue on the 19th of November in Locarno (Largo FrancoZorzi, 9:30-11:30), on the 21st of November in Andermatt (Piazza gottardo, 9:30-11:30), on the 22nd of November in Stans (Gemeindplatz Bluemattstrasse, 9:30-11:30) and on the 23rd of November in Sarnen (BWZ Parkplatz, 12:00-14:00).