South Korea – Torch Relay International Route with Flag and Torch
Athens 2004 Olympic Games Pin
The Olympic Flame passed from South Korea
The 2004 Summer Olympics Torch Relay took the Olympic Flame across every habitable continent, returning to Athens, Greece. Every citywhich had hosted the Summer Olympics was revisited by the torch, as well as several other cities chosen for their international importance.
The relay was the first time the Olympic flame had travelled to Africa, India and South America. The flame was transported from country to country aboard a specially-equipped Boeing 747 leased from Atlanta Icelandic (Registration TF-ARO) called Zeus. On board the flame was carried and burned continuously in specially modified miners lamps.
The flag of South Korea, also known as the Taegukgi (also spelled as Taegeukgi),the name literally means “Taeguk flag”. It has three parts: a white rectangular background, a red and blue Taeguk in the center that symbolize a balance, and four black trigrams, which are selected from the original eight, on each corner of the flag.
The flag’s background is white, which is a traditional Korean color, common to the daily attire of 19th century Koreans and the color is also use for a traditional Korean wear (Hanbok). It represents peace and purity. The circle in the middle is derived from the philosophy of yin and yang and represents the balance of the universe. The blue section represents the negative cosmic forces, and the red section represents the opposing positive cosmic forces. The trigrams together represent the principle of movement and harmony. Each trigram (hangeul: ? [gwae]; hanja: ?) represents one of the four classical elements.
The pin depicts the flag of South Korea where passed the Olympic Flame
Product: Olympic Pin
Pin code: #04-169-004
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Licensed Manufacturer: Efsimon Collection
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