The torch comes from Athens, in total it will cover 14,000 kilometers and will have 17 relays during the way. The three flames represent the values of respect, friendship and excellence. In addition, its five colors represent the five continents, and the five rings of the Olympic Games, the regions of the country that it will travel.
The Argentine sport representatives present in the event were:
Marcelo Gallardo (soccer): the coach of the professional team was a member of the Argentina’s team that won the silver medal in Atlanta 1996.
German Lux (soccer): the goalkeeper of the First Division of River was titular and champion in the JJ. OO of Athens 2004.
Andrés Kogovsek (handball): captain of the Argentina National Team that participated in the JJ. OO of London 2012 and several Pan-American games.
Valentina Kogan (handball): Former goalkeeper of the Argentina National Team that participated in the JJ. OO of Rio de Janeiro 2016 and several Pan-American games.
Nicolás Méndez: participated in the first youth Olympic Games, Singapore 2010, as a member of the Argentinean vice-champion volleyball team.
Fernando Borrero (current DT of the volleyball team of the Argentine A1 League): he played in the Argentina National Team and participated in the JJ. OO of Atlanta 1996.
Adrián Portela (handball): participated in the JJ. OO of Rio de Janeiro 2016.
Magdalena Aicega (field hockey): the captain of “Las Leonas” participated in Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.
Jennifer Dahlgren (Hammer throw): participated in Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016. She received the Konex Award in 2010 as one of the five best athletes of the decade in Argentina.
Guillermo Marro: the swimmer was a medalist and world record holder in the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games, a medalist in the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, a medalist in the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games and an Olympic torch relay. He was champion in the London 2012 Paralympic Games and finalist in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Diana Valentini: swimming athlete for the deaf. Medalist of the Deaflympics 2013 (Bulgaria, Sofia), and finalist at the Deaflympics 2017 (Turkey, Samsun).
Emanuel Llanos: swimming athlete for the deaf. Finalist at the Deaflympics 2013 (Bulgaria, Sofia), and finalist at the Deaflympics 2017 (Turkey, Samsun).
The event also counted with the presence of Rodolfo D'Onofrio (River’s President), Jorge Brito (River’s 1st Vice President), Gerardo Werthein (President of the Argentine Olympic Committee) and Diego Santilli (Deputy Head of the Government, of the City of Buenos Aires). From the Undersecretary of Sports the ones who assisted were: Luis Lobo (Undersecretary), Gastón Busso (Chef de Cabinet), Mariano Rusconi (Infrastructure director), Carlos Yoshida (Manager of Clubs and Federations) and Gabriel Marcilli (Deputy Manager of Clubs)