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Olympic flame crosses Swiss-French border

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Published on January 5, 2020 - Duration: 01:28s

Olympic flame crosses Swiss-French border

VIDEO SHOWS: VARIOUS OF OLYMPIC FLAME CROSSING FROM FRANCE INTO SWITZERLAND SHOWS: BOIS-D'AMONT, FRANCE (RECENT) (THE IOC - ACCESS ALL) 1.

CHILDREN HOLDING A FLAG ADVERTISING LAUSANNE 2020 YOUTH

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Olympic flame crosses Swiss-French border

VIDEO SHOWS: VARIOUS OF OLYMPIC FLAME CROSSING FROM FRANCE INTO SWITZERLAND SHOWS: BOIS-D'AMONT, FRANCE (RECENT) (THE IOC - ACCESS ALL) 1.

CHILDREN HOLDING A FLAG ADVERTISING LAUSANNE 2020 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES 2.

VARIOUS OF OLYMPIC FLAME BEING CARRIED BY FRENCH OLYMPIC CHAMPION, THIERRY REY 3.

REY SETS OLYMPIC FLAME DOWN ON CAULDRON 4.

REY HOLDS OLYMPIC FLAME ALOFT IN FRONT OF CROWD FRENCH AND SWISS BORDER (RECENT) (THE IOC - ACCESS ALL) 5.

VARIOUS OF UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE CARRYING OLYMPIC FLAME OVER FRENCH-SWISS BORDER 6.

DRONE SHOT OF GIRL RUNNING ALONG ROAD 7.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE RUNNING ALONG ROAD WITH OLYMPIC FLAME LE BRASSUS, SWITZERLAND (RECENT) (THE IOC - ACCESS ALL) 8.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE RUNNING WITH OLYMPIC FLAME LES ROUSSES, SWITZERLAND (RECENT) (THE IOC - ACCESS ALL) 9.

VARIOUS OF FORMER FRENCH OLYMPIANS VINCENT DEFRASNE AND VINCENT GAUTHIER MANUEL RUNNING WITH OLYMPIC FLAME LE SENTIER, VALLEE DE JOUX, SWITZERLAND (RECENT) (THE IOC - ACCESS ALL) 10.

VIEW OF LE SENTIER, SWITZERLAND 11.

OLYMPIC FLAME SET 12.

AERIAL VIEW OF CROWDS WATCHING SETTING OF OLYMPIC FLAME 13.

PEOPLE CELEBRATING ON STAGE 14.

OLYMPIC FLAME AMONGST CROWD STORY: The Olympic flame began its journey towards Lausanne, Switzerland on Sunday (January 5) when it was carried briefly into France and crossed back over the Swiss border ahead of the upcoming Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Former French Olympian, Thierry Rey, took hold of the flame in Bois-d'Amont, France and set alight a cauldron, before it was carried back into Switzerland.

Upon arrival in Switzerland, more ex-Olympians Vincent Defrasne and Vincent Gauthier Manuel also acted as bearers of the flame until it settled in the picturesque setting of Le Sentier.

The flame is due to arrive in Lausanne on Monday (January 6) ahead of the opening ceremony for the games on Thursday (January 9).

(Production: Francis Maguire)

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