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Rio 2016 reveals Paralympic torch relay details

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Rio de Janerio, April 28: The Rio 2016 Paralympic torch relay will take place in all five regions of Brazil over seven days, the organisers said. The relay will also feature the British town of Stoke Mandeville, the birthplace of the Paralympic Games. One city from each of Brazil’s regions (North, North East, Central-West, South East and South) will stage its own relay, culmiting with the lighting of a mini cauldron.

Another flame will be lit in Stoke Mandeville and then all six flames will be sent to Rio to jointly form the Paralympic flame. About 500 torchbearers will carry the flame and the public will be encouraged to participate via digital media. Brazilian bank Bradesco and Japanese car maker Nissan were announced as the official sponsors of the torch relay. IANS

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