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
a torch relay is when you are at the Olympics and the put a torch on fire its so cool!!
the torch relay is when people run a relay all the way from Olympia to the host country of the Olympics game holding the torch in their hands.
The Olympic torch relay was invented in 1936.
They have a torch relay to show they care about the world.
The Olympic Torch Relay starts in the Greek city of Olympia.
the olympic torch relay takes place in the United kingdom
I dont know anything about "relay", but think about it, you can burn stuff with a torch.
The torch relay was invented in 1936, it was Carl Diem's idea, but if i am correct i believed it was create by Krupp.
Every torch-bearer in the relay is allowed to keep their individual torch.
There were no runners carrying the torch ... all carriers of the torch were on skis.
usually people that enter the torch relay are mostly people from the country that hosts the olympic games that year.
every torch relay is different! this year (vancouver 2010 torch relay) the flame traveld 45, 000 km in over 106 days! making it way around the highest and the lowest point of canada!
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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.
the holes in the relay represent 8thousnd pepole have carrid the flame and swaped for the relay
The ancient Greeks were not the first people to do the torch relay. The torch relays origin dates back to the 1930's and was started by Germany (Nazi Germany, at the time)
It takes over 100 days to complete the relay