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BTS' Jin To Carry Torch For South Korea At The 2024 Paris Olympics

BTS' Jin To Carry Torch For South Korea At The 2024 Paris Olympics

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By Allison Kong on 05 Jul 2024

BTS' Jin is set to represent South Korea at the 2024 Olympics by carrying the torch! While we don’t know all the details yet, Jin’s run will spread the message of harmony and peace, according to the press release.



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The Olympic Torch Relay happens before each Olympic Games. The flame starts in Olympia, Greece on 16 April, travels through different countries, and ends up in the host city. This tradition started at the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics.

A participant held the Olympic torch during its presentation on the banks of the Seine on 25 July 2023Photo from Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

Recently, Jin finished his mandatory military service. He started his duty at a front-line boot camp in South Korea at the end of 2022. The other BTS members — V, Jung Kook, Jimin, Suga, RM, and J-Hope — are also doing their military service currently.

The day after leaving the military, Jin hosted the BTS Festa in Seoul. The event included trying new food, performances, dance challenges, and hugging 1,000 fans.

Jin during the the EAT JIN event during BTS FESTA 2024 Photo from BigHit Music

Snoop Dogg To Join NBC's Team on reporting the Olympics

Snoop Dogg at the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI halftime show at SoFi Stadium on 13 February 2023Photo from Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

NBC revealed earlier this year that Snoop Dogg will be joining their crew to cover the summer games. He'll be there in person, giving regular updates on the Olympic Primetime Show.

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. Check out his unofficial commentary at the men's 3000m steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials 2024 below:

“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 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?”

All in all, we can't wait to see Jin and Snoop Dogg's appearance for the Olympics this year!