BTS' Jin will be Paris torchbearer

BTS' Jin will be Paris torchbearer

Jin, the oldest member of the K-pop group BTS, will be performing a different kind of fire: carrying the Olympic flame as torchbearer for the Paris Games, representing South Korea in hopes of spreading the message of "harmony" and "peace". 




Torch Relay Stage 8: Discovering Aude

Torch Relay Stage 8: Discovering Aude

This Thursday, the Olympic Torch made a leap back in time to explore the unique medieval heritage of the Aude. Nearly 110 Torchbearers carried the Flame from the fortress of Peyrepertuse to Carcassonne. Dimitri Pavadé, one of the relay captains, was in Carcassonne and Olivia Ruiz, one of France's most popular singers, lit the Olympic cauldron.







Melanie Berger-Volle dreams of "changing the world"

Melanie Berger-Volle dreams of "changing the world"

Despite her frail shoulder, 102-year-old Melanie Berger-Volle will carry the Olympic torch as high as she can, promoting the values of friendship between peoples that she championed during her time in the French Resistance during the Second World War.