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BTS’ Jin to Serve as South Korea’s Torchbearer at 2024 Paris Olympics

Jin is representing his home country at the 2024 Olympics!

The BTS superstar will participate in the Paris 2024 Olympic Torch Relay as a torchbearer from South Korea, it was announced on Tuesday (July 2). While specifics have yet to be revealed, Jin’s relay aims to spread the message of “harmony” and “peace,” per a press release.

The ceremonial Olympic Torch Relay happens before each set of games, and features the Olympic flame traveling from Olympia, Greece, through various countries and ending up at the site of that year’s Olympic games. It was first performed at the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics.

Jin recently completed his mandatory military service, and celebrated the special moment by reuniting with his BTS bandmates, who were all given leave to mark the milestone.

The Paris Summer Olympics begin on July 26, and earlier this year, it was announced that Snoop Dogg will be joining NBC’s team to report on the games this summer, and will be onsite to deliver “regular reports” on the Olympic Primetime Show.

“I grew up watching the Olympics and am thrilled to see the incredible athletes bring their A-game to Paris. It’s a celebration of skill, dedication, and the pursuit of greatness,” Snoop said in a statement at the time of the announcement. “We’re going to have some amazing competitions and, of course, I will be bringing that Snoop style to the mix. It’s going to be the most epic Olympics ever, so stay tuned, and keep it locked. Let’s elevate, celebrate, and make these games unforgettable, smoke the competition, and may the best shine like gold. Peace and Olympic LOVE, ya dig?”

The Paris Games are set to take place July 26 through Aug. 11. NBC and its streaming service, Peacock, will be providing coverage of the Olympics.

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