German coach Rehhagel to carry Olympic flame

6th August 2004, Comments 0 comments

6 August 2004 , ATHENS - Otto Rehhagel, the German coach who helped Greece's football team win Euro 2004 will carry the Olympic flame across a newly built bridge, Athens organisers said."King Otto," as he is affectionately called by Greeks, will be one of the runners to carry the flame across one of the world's largest suspension bridges that connects mainland western Greece with the Peloponnese islands. The coach of the national team will then pass the flame to Stratos Apostolakis, the coach of the Greek

 6 August 2004

ATHENS - Otto Rehhagel, the German coach who helped Greece's football team win Euro 2004 will carry the Olympic flame across a newly built bridge, Athens organisers said.

"King Otto," as he is affectionately called by Greeks, will be one of the runners to carry the flame across one of the world's largest suspension bridges that connects mainland western Greece with the Peloponnese islands.

The coach of the national team will then pass the flame to Stratos Apostolakis, the coach of the Greek Olympic football team.

Organisers said each member of the Olympic football team will then run a leg on the 2,250-metre long newly built bridge.

The bridge will open to the public on August 12, a day before the Olympics opening ceremony.

DPA

Subject: German news

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