Many Yiannitsiotes went to pezodromos to welcome the Olympic Flame. A light rain did not stop them and their kids to watch the event.
A few minutes before four o'clock, Viron Thomaides gave the flame to Elli Mistakidou co-joined by Nikolete Pavlidou.
Natioanl Hymns of Greece and China were followed by the Olympic Hymn.
Mayor of Yiannitsa Nikos Papanikolaou said that Yiannitsa welcomes the fllame with respect...joy...The journey of the flame is a bridge among ancient and contemporary times...We wish that the flame will warm everybody's hearts...we have past and future..."