Prometheus's gift of the flame to humanity was said to give humankind its nudge toward civilization—for the modern Olympic Games, it represents consideration of that myth, an ode to the growth of civilization, and the ancient tradition of the Games.
Modern Olympic flame tradition dates back to the 1928 Olympic Games, when the first Olympic flame since ancient times was lit. In 1936 the tradition of the torch relay began, in which a torch is lit from a basin of fire at the original location of the Games in Olympia, Greece, and runners carry it to the host country of that year’s Games in a symbolic race from the past to the present.
The Olympic torch is a tradition continued from the Ancient Olympic games. In ancient Olympia (Greece), a flame was ignited by the sun and then kept burning until the close of the games. The flame first appeared in the modern games at the 1928 games in Amsterdam. the flame itself represents purity, the pursuit of perfection and the struggle for victory. It also represents peace and friendship. The torch relay first appeared in the modern games for the 1936 games in Berlin.
Before answering this question and indeed before reading the answer, it is important to know something about the origin of the torch and ancient Greece and Greek Mythology.
In the original games, which were held in the city of Olympia, Greece, there was an altar that was dedicated to the godess Hera and it was here that the flame would burn continuously and for the ancient Greeks this was a divine connotation. It was thought that the flame was stolen from the gods by Prometheus. During the games, which were in honour of the Greek god Zeus, many other fires were lit at his temple and that of his wife Hera.
The Olympic Torch and in particular, the flame, is a symbol of the games remembering the theft of the flame from Zeus by Prometheus.
The torch is a common emblem of both enlightenment and hop
it stand for the fact that any one can be an olympic winner they or we dont care what you look like it al depends on how you play the game!
The Olympic Torch is carried along the entrance road as it's carried from the Rose-Hulman campus in front of a large crowd of spectators
IT STANDS FOR THE RESPCT AND PEACE FROM EACH COUNTRY
The games have begun.
The Continents of the World.
peace and light
they have an olympic torch to represent each country in a different way each flicker of the flame is all the countries
the inner energy of all the contestants
The Olympic torch is a remnant of the flame from the previous Olympic games. The relay itself is to unify countries and spread the Olympic spirit.
It depends on the games, each Olympic games has a different design for the torch. this year it is a triangle. it has 8000 holes 2 represent the ppeople who r carrying it
we have the olympic torch to reprecent the countrey
The final Olympic torch bearer will use the torch to light the cauldron at the Olympic venue.
The Olympic torch, which was made from aluminium alloy, was gold in colour (but contained no real gold). It contained 8,000 circular holes, to represent the 8,000 torch runners around the world (the holes also helped feed oxygen to the flames to keep them alive).
in olympia, in greece that is where the olympic torch is lit
The Olympic torch relay was invented in 1936.