UN chief Ban Ki-Moon to carry Olympic torch
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has arrived in Brazil to participate in the torch relay of the 2016 Olympic Games on Friday.
“The secretary-general has just arrived in Rio de Janeiro where he will attend the opening of the Olympic Games and participate in the Olympic torch relay tomorrow (Friday),” Xinhua news agency quoted UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric as saying on Thursday.
“He will soon be paying a visit to the Olympic Village, and meet the Refugee Olympic Team,” the spokesman said.
The Olympic torch arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday by boat after a three-month tour of Brazilian cities.
The 2016 Summer Olympics will begin in Brazil on Friday and run till August 21.