The opening ceremonies for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China begin on August 8th, 2008. The events begin the following day.
They begin with a torch relay to light the Olympic cauldron, and they end by putting out the fire in the Olympic cauldron.
The Closing Ceremonies of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games will begin on August 12th.
No it is extinguished at the closing ceremonies
No opening or closing ceremonies were held; competitions began on May 14 and ended on October 28, 1900.
It was 1956. :)
There are Ceremonies so that people knos when it starts and when it finishes. And people celebrate on Ceremonies days.
Sporting activities, the Opening and Closing ceremonies and the medal presentation ceremonies.
1960 in the winter olympics
the olyimpic torch because it come before the real olympics