Marriott International has been appointed official supplier of hotel services to the first truly global Olympic Torch Relay.
The relay begins its international leg on June 4 and culminates in Athens at the 28th Olympiad.
“We are thrilled to host the Athens 2004 Olympic
Torch as it crosses the world and to be part of the first–ever Global Torch Relay. This journey will serve to unite and infuse the planet with the Olympic spirit,” said J W Marriott, Jr, chairman and chief executive officer of Marriott International.
The theme of the Athens 2004 Olympic Torch relay presented by Coca-Cola and Samsung is, ‘Pass the Flame, Unite the World.’ The relay will visit 34 cities worldwide before returning to Athens, on July 9 for a final trek through the host country, Greece, en route to the Opening Ceremony. All past and present host cities of the Olympic Summer Games, as well as Beijing, host city of the 2008 Olympic Games, will greet the flame, which will also visit South America and Africa for the first time.
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