Olympic flame set to arrive in Brazil for torch relay
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Olympic flame is set to arrive in Brazil, kicking off a three-month torch relay around the country that will end at the Maracana stadium when the games open on Aug. 5.
Carlos Nuzman, the head of the Rio organizing committee, will step off a plane from Geneva on Tuesday morning carrying the flame in a lantern.
President Dilma Rousseff is to receive the lantern at the Planalto presidential palace, igniting the torch to begin its journey around the country.
The first torchbearer will be Fabiana Claudino, who led Brazil to Olympic gold medals in women's volleyball in the 2008 and 2012 games, and the captain this time. She will be followed by Brazilian mathematician Artur Avila Cordeiro de Melo.
Each torchbearer will run about 200 meters (yards).
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