There was no torch. The Olympic torch was made up in 1936.
The Olympic torch was invented as a way of symbolically creating a connection between Olympia in Greece and an athletics meeting in some city like Berlin. The ancient Olympics didn't need a symbolic connection to Olympia because they were actually held at Olympia.
in olympia, in greece that is where the olympic torch is lit
the olympic torch was lit in greece
the torch was first lit in Greece
It was lit first in Olympia, Greece.
The Olympic Torch is ignited at the site of the ancient Olympics in Olympia, Greece. The torch is kindled by the concentrated light of the Sun, focused by a parabolic mirror. The torch is then carried by a relay of runners to the location of where the games are being held.
to symbolize the link between the ancient and modern Olympic Games. The flame was lit in a ceremony at Olympia, Greece.
in Olympia, Greece
The reason for the lighting of the Olympic Torch is to continue a Greek tradition. In ancient times, the torch was lit at the opening of every Olympic Games.
The Olympic Torch today is ignited several months before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games at the site of the ancient Olympics in Olympia, Greece.
The flame of the Olympic torch always travels from Greece, where it is lit, to the host country.
Athens in Greece
Because the origin of the Olympic Games is Greece. The first Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece at 776 B.C. The ritual of the Olympic Flame is the same as then.
Yes, it is never allowed to go out once it has been lit in Greece!
Olympia, in Greece, is the site of the "master" Olympic flame, which is lit in a ceremony a few months before each games.
They time the running of the torch from Greece to the Olympic venues so that the torch is carried into the main stadium at the end of the opening ceremonies and the big flame in the stadium is lit by the torch.
It is extinguished at the closing ceremony of each Olympic Games. The torch is initially lit, by the Sun's rays that are concentrated by a mirror, at a ceremony in Olympia, Greece several months in advance of an Olympics. The relay then takes the torch to the site of the Olympics where the cauldron is lit with it.
According to Wikipedia.com: " The Olympic Torch today is ignited several months before the opening celebration of the Olympic Games at the site of the ancient Olympics in Olympia, Greece. Eleven women, representing the roles of priestesses, perform a ceremony in which the torch is kindled by the light of the Sun, its rays concentrated by a parabolic mirror. "
the olympic torch was lit by the suns heat by going to it by aircraft rocket
The Olympic flame is ignited after having passed the torch from one runner to the next over the course of the months prior to the Olympics. The final bearer touches the torch to the cauldron to start the ceremony. The FIRST torch is lit using the rays of the sun concentrated by a parabolic mirror- at the site of the ancient Olympics in Greece.
It is an eternal flame in Olympia Greece where the Olympics began.