Olympic torch relay
The people of Istanbul welcomed the 2008 Olympic flame on Thursday, April 3. The torchbearers passed through many notable sights along the relay route, including the Bosphorus Bridge that connects Europe and Asia.
New Horizons - The relay conducted under the theme “Journey of Harmony” and with the slogan “Light the Passion, Share the Dream” will pass through 19 cities outside of China mainland in 130 days. With the invitation of the Coca-Cola Company, the sponsor of the Beijing 2008 Olympiads, UNDP Programme Manager responsible for private sector affairs Hansin Doğan also participated in the relay and carried the Torch to pass the Olympic Flame to HE. Zhang Zhiliang, the Counselor-General of the People’s Republic of China in Istanbul.