BTS Member Jin Selected as Torchbearer for 2024 Paris Olympics

Jin, a prominent member of the South Korean band BTS, has been chosen as a torchbearer for the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics, following his recent return from mandatory military service in June.

According to Big Hit Music, Jin, also known by his real name Kim Seokjin, will soon travel to France to participate in the Olympic torch relay. His mission, as stated by his agency, is to promote a message centered on “harmony and peace.”

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As the eldest member of BTS, Jin recently marked the band’s 11th debut anniversary with a special fan meeting in Seoul. During the event, he interacted intimately with 1,000 lucky fans and showcased some of his solo music, including an extended version of his popular song “Super Tuna.”

Looking ahead, Jin has disclosed plans for more solo music releases and confirmed his upcoming appearances on variety shows later this year. Despite fans’ hopes for seeing him in acting roles, Jin clarified that acting is not currently part of his plans.

The 2024 Paris Olympics are scheduled to take place from July 26 to August 11, featuring the traditional torch relay in the lead-up to the event.


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