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The Olympic flame is a practice continued from the ancient Olympic Games. In Olympia (Greece), a flame was ignited by the sun and then kept burning until the closing of the Olympic Games. The flame first appeared in the modern Olympics at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. The flame itself represents a number of things, including purity and the endeavor for perfection. In 1936, the chairman of the organizing committee for the 1936 Olympic Games, Carl Diem, suggested what is now the modern Olympic Torch relay. The Olympic flame is lit at the ancient site of Olympia by women wearing ancient-style robes and using a curved mirror and the sun. The Olympic Torch is then passed from runner to runner from the ancient site of Olympia to the Olympic stadium in the hosting city. The flame is then kept alight until the Games have concluded.

The Olympic Torch relay represents a continuation from the ancient Olympic Games to the modern Olympics.

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What is the significance of the torch relay?

The significance of having an Olympic torch relay is because of many reasons from the joy of seeing it pass down your local high street, to showing that the world is united with this flame. Firstly, as this flame has been kept going since the first olympic games in Olympia, it proves that our world is caring and all the continents are united as they are on the Olympic logo with the rings joined together. Secondly, people are constantly at this minute passing on the Olympic flame, which is in Carshalton (near where I live I saw the Olympic torch today :o) which represents one of the sports in the games

When was the Olympic torch relay revived?

The Olympic torch relay was invented in 1936.

What does the olympic torch symbolize?

The torch is suppose to be the eternal flame from ancient Greece to the modern world. The interesting thing about it is that it didn't exist and it was Hitler who started the tradition of carrying it into the games. Most people don't know that is where is comes from.The idea of lighting an Olympic flame for the duration of the Games derives from the ancient Greeks who used a flame lit by the sun's rays at Olympiad, the site of the original Games. The concept was revived in 1936 and has remained an Olympic tradition.

What does the olympic torch look like?

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

Why does the Olympic Torch Go around the World?

because it is pure gold and it like the athelete

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What is the Olympic torch and flame?

the olympic flame is a symbol of the olympic games

Is the Olympic flame the same as the Olympic torch?

yeah it is i think

What is the name given to the olympic flame bearer?

The Olympic torch bearer.

Does the flame on the olympic torch still alight while it is on an aircraft?

The Olympic torch stays burning with propane

Why is there an olympic torch?

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.

What is the name of the object that carries the olympic flame?


Are the Olympic torch and the Olympic flame the same thing?

Olympic torch-bearers, nominated by sponsors of the Olympic games, carry the Olympic flame from its source, in Athens, to the main stadium, using a series of gas-filled Olympic torches, much like a relay race. Each torch-bearer is given their own Olympic torch (which they keep) which is lit by the Olympic flame carried by the previous torch-bearer. To preserve the flame's continuity, the Olympic flame is carried in special safety-lamps while travelling by air or sea. Once at the main stadium, during the opening ceremony, the final torch-bearer lights the Olympic beacon which remains lit throughout the games. The Olympic flame is therefore the flame itself, while the Olympic torches are the receptacles that carried the flame from Athens to the main stadium.

Why is there an Olympic torch relay?

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.

What is the most important event of the Olympic Games?

The lighting of the Olympic Torch Flame.

When and where is the Olympic torch now and what is the significance of the flame?

at my house today

What is the name of the Olympic torch?

they have an olympic torch to represent each country in a different way each flicker of the flame is all the countries

The traditional start to the Olympic Games is the lighting of the...?

...flame in Olympic cauldron via the torch relay.

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