Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Solaf Fawakhrji holds Olympic Torch in Muscat

Syrian actress Solaf Fawakhrji carried the Olympic Torch through Oman’s capital Muscat. More than 80 people carried the torch, including journalists, actors, athletes and even businesspeople that held on to the torch before passing it to the Syrian actress. Oman was the ninth stop for the torch on its 5 continent journey.

Alongside Fawakhrji, holding the torch, was the president of the Qatari soccer team Saed Al Shamari, the Saudi sports broadcaster Batal Al Qaws, Omani Artist Salah Al Zidjali and the well-known businessman Muhammad Abdullah Mousa, a partner in “Sarko” company that distributes Samsung products in Oman and the CEO of Mustafa Sultan Company a company that distribute cell phones from Samsung.

According to the London daily Elaph, the torch traveled 20 kilometers as it was passed from one hand to the other.

The torch was lit on March 25 in Olympia Greece, and it will travel 137 kilometers in 130 days. At the end it will reach the last point where the 2008 Olympics will be held in Peeking, China. 22,000 people will carry it from one point to the next till it reaches its destiny, a record high.

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