Photography by Douglas MacDonald (flickr.com/photos/dmacs_photos).
The following is a translated summary of a report from the local press. It has been edited for clarity, including the addition of links and information needed for readers unfamiliar with Jeju. — Ed.
Lit in Athens, Greece on Jan. 17, the flame marking the 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympic Winter Games is being carried on two routes through Korea. One travels through the Gwanghwamun area of Seoul, Paju, Incheon, Suwon, Chungnam, Jeonbuk, Jeonnam while the other relays through Seoul, Jeonbuk, Gyeongbuk, Gyeongnam and Jeju Island, before finally reaching Pyeongchang, where the games will be held from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5.
There are 133 torch bearers in total including 85 police officers and 10 athletes. The torch run for Jeju was on Jan. 26. — Headline Jeju