Torch kindled for 8th International Martial Arts Games


A torch-kindling ceremony for the 8th International Martial Arts Games took place in Pyongyang on Wednesday.

The torch kindled at the cauldron near the Taekwondo Palace on Chongchun Street will be brought to light the cauldron at the opening ceremony venue of the 8th International Martial Arts to be held in Italy in November.

Present at the ceremony were Ri Yong Son, chairman of the International Martial Arts Games Committee (IMAGC) and president of the International Taekwon-Do Federation, members of the Executive Board Meeting of the IMAGC, members of the IMAGC, a delegate of the organizing committee of the 8th International Martial Arts Games, martial arts delegates from various countries, Kim Kyong Ho, chairman of the Korean Taekwon-Do Committee and chairman of the Korean Martial Arts Federation, Taekwon-Doists, youth and students in Pyongyang.

Speeches were made.

Chairman Ri Yong Son handed the torch addressed to the games over to torch-bearers.

Then, the torch-bearers ran along Chongchun Street.

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