Prime Minister of Belgium Elio Di Rupo to welcomed the Special Olympics Flame of Hope.
The first stop on Sept 9 was the European Parliament where President of the European Council Mr. Herman Van Rompuy welcomed the Flame, followed by a welcoming ceremony by His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium. The Torch was then carried to City Hall in Brussels, where it was welcomed by Mr. Yvan Mayeur, Mayor of the City of Brussels. The 50 Mayors of cities and towns hosting athletes from 58 Delegations received a "piece" of the flame that burns in their cities and towns throughout the four days of the Host Town.
Enjoy the video and pictures of the first day of the Torchrun.