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What does the word Olympic mean

What country first proposed the winter olympic games as separate from the traditional olympic games

How did the athletes prepare for the ancient olympic games

What other events were included in the ancient olympic games after the first ancient olympic games

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Q: When and where is the Olympic torch now and what is the significance of the flame?
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What is the meaning of the Olympic torch and flame?

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.


Where is the Olympic flame kept during the Olympics?

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.


What is the olympic torch originaly made from?

i do not now


Where does the oylmpic torch travel?

The olympic flame is lit in Olympia month before the games, the exact route the torch takes is up to the individual Olympic organizing committees, however after the protests in Europe with the Beijing torch, the IOC has now said that after the greek leg, the enitre torch relay must take place in the host country.


Where is the olympic torch right now?

Sydeney Masonic Centre!


How many torchbearers will carry the olympic flame on its journey around the uk?

The torch relay has now finished - since the games have already started. There were 8,000 individuals carrying the torch in relay, over a distance of 8,000 miles.


What is the different between the modern olympic games and the ancient Olympic games?

- They were playing in naked but right now they are wearing Olympic clothes. - Right now it changed lots of designs. - In Ancient Olympic they didn't had torch relay, in modern Olympic they have torch relay. - In Ancient Olympic they didn't had a flag, but right now we have the six colorful ring flag.


Where is the Olympic flame now?

The Olympic Games flame is always on the constant run every 4 years around the country that runs it for that year; however in 2008 the start point the flame was in was Beijing!


Where is the 2012 olympic torch now?

Right now it's going through 3 places Gedney, Bourne and Holbeach


What do the Olympic flames symbolize?

The Olympic flame originally stood for the struggle towards victory. The Olympic flag now symbolizes the "light of spirit, knowledge and strength" to many.


How was the Olympic Torch lit in 1992?

it didnt get lit up in 1992 because it had now place to put the flam


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.

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