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On Thursday, 9 June 2011 at 10:00 am (Athens time), the Flame of Hope for Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011 was lit during a formal torch lighting ceremony. In keeping with tradition, this ceremony will took place along the lines of the original torch lighting of the Olympics, at the Sacred Sight of Pnyx, opposite the Acropolis in Athens, Greece where the flame will be lit by the sun's rays. The lighting of this flame formally launched the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) Final Leg that precedes Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011, that was just 16 days after this ceremonial lighting with an official Opening Ceremony on 25 June. This lighting ceremony will began a journey of the Flame of Hope across all of Greece, as well as Turkey and Cyprus, before returning to Athens to begin the Games.
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