Spyridon Gianniotis

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Actress Ino Menegaki, acting as high priestess, passes the Olympic... News PhotoAcropolis - Athens,Actress,Ancient,Ancient Olympia - Greece,Archaeology,Arrival,Athens - Greece,Ceremony,Flame,Greece,Greek Culture,Horizontal,Igniting,International Landmark,Modern,Olympic Stadium,Olympic Torch,Olympic Torch Relay,Priest,Relay,Sport,Spyridon Gianniotis,Standard Bearer,Swimming,The Olympic Games,Torch BearerPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPActress Ino Menegaki, acting as high priestess, passes the Olympic flame to the first torch bearer, swimmer Spyros Gianniotis on May 10, 2012 during the lighting ceremony at the ancient site of Olympia the sanctuary where the Olympic Games were born in 776 B.C. The ceremony marks the start of a week-long torch relay, which will take it to five major Greek archaeological sites, including the Acropolis, before it arrives at the old Olympic stadium in Athens, site of the first modern Games in 1896. AFP PHOTO / Angelos Tzortzinis (Photo credit should read ANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/GettyImages)