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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.

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Q: What is the flame for in Olympics?
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Why do the Olympics have a flame?

coz


Where does the Olympic flame start and finish and why?

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.


Was there an Olympic torch at the first Olympics?

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.


Which city was the first to light the Olympics Flame?

athens! *its actually spelt olympics;)


How do they choose who lights the Olympic flame?

they choose the flag bearer from the country the Olympics thre Olympics is held at and that person lights the olympic flame


Where is the Olympic flame lit for the winter Olympics and the summer Olympics?

The flame is lit wherever the games are. Right now in Vancouver, in two years it will be in London.


Which city first held the Olympics flame?

Olympia, Greece. First Summer Olympics


What are the children carrying with flag carriers at the Olympics?

The "FLAME"


Who got to carry the flame in the ancient Olympics?

armad


Which city was first to light the Olympics flame?

Elis.


Why did the ancient Olympics have a flame?

they probably had it to worship their gods


How do the opening cerimonies start at the Olympics?

With the lighting of the flame


Which country light the Olympics flame?

Greece, in Olympia.


Where does the flame begin the journey for all Olympics games?

The Olympic Flame comes from Olympia, Greece.


Why is the Olympic flame lit?

The Olympic flame signifies the value of Peace and Brotherhood which is the basis of the Olympics.


Why were two cauldrons lit with the Olympic Flame at the 1976 Innsbruck Winter 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.


First city to light the Olympics flame?

Athens in Greece was the first country to llight the olympic flame!


What place does the Olympic Torch Flame is always lit?

It is an eternal flame in Olympia Greece where the Olympics began.


Which city hosted the first Olympics with an Olympic flame?

Berlin


Where is the Olympic flame lit for every Olympics?

At the Temple of Hera at the site of the ancient Olympics in Olympia, Greece.


What is the hottest part of the Olympics?

The hottest part of the Olympics is when I step into the stadium. ... lol... The hottest part is the FLAME.


Why was a flame used during the Ancient Olympics?

Because of king zeues


Olympic flame was first lit at?

1928 olympics.......regards preyan..


Has the Olympic flame ever gone out?

No,and the olympic flame burns for the duration of each Olympics and is extinguished during the closing ceremony.


Has the Olympic flame ever burnt out?

No, and the olympic flame burns for the duration of each Olympics and is extinguished during the closing ceremony.