The olympic torch represents the theft of fire from Zeus by Prometheus the giant. It also might represent a relay run in the late Ancient Olympics in which a team of runners passed a torch between them and the last runner lit a huge torch. It is a tradition to light the flame at the beginning of all Modern Olympics.
The flame's journey starts in Olympia, Greece because it is the home of the Olympics, the town where the first ever Olympics took place. The flame's journey ends in the town that hosts the Olympics so the flame can light the Olympic cauldron and begin the Games.
No, not until the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. There was an Olympic Flame at the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam, but it wasn't lit using a flame brought from Greece or anywhere.
athens! *its actually spelt olympics;)
they choose the flag bearer from the country the Olympics thre Olympics is held at and that person lights the olympic flame
The flame is lit wherever the games are. Right now in Vancouver, in two years it will be in London.
Olympia, Greece. First Summer Olympics
they probably had it to worship their gods
With the lighting of the flame
Greece, in Olympia.
The Olympic Flame comes from Olympia, Greece.
The Olympic flame signifies the value of Peace and Brotherhood which is the basis of the Olympics.
Two cauldrons were lit with the Olympic Flame at the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Olympics because the Olympics had also been held there in 1964.
Athens in Greece was the first country to llight the olympic flame!
It is an eternal flame in Olympia Greece where the Olympics began.
At the Temple of Hera at the site of the ancient Olympics in Olympia, Greece.
The hottest part of the Olympics is when I step into the stadium. ... lol... The hottest part is the FLAME.
Because of king zeues
1928 olympics.......regards preyan..
No,and the olympic flame burns for the duration of each Olympics and is extinguished during the closing ceremony.
No, and the olympic flame burns for the duration of each Olympics and is extinguished during the closing ceremony.