Thailand kicks off Olympic ‘Flag of the Nation’ relay run
29 March 2021 | 6:55 am
Thailand kicks off the 'Flag of the Nation' relay run, led by the country's first Olympic gold medallist Somrak Kamsing who achieved the feat in boxing at the 1996 Atlanta Games. The event will see more than 4,000 Olympic medal-winning athletes, amateur athletes, celebrities and volunteers take turn running with the Thai flag for 61 days, covering 4,581 kilometres and passing through 35 provinces in the country till reaching Suvarnabhumi Airport. The flag will then be flown to Tokyo alongside the Thai Olympic contingent.
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