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the Amsterdam games in 1928

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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 was the Olympic flame first used at an Olympic games?
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When was the Olympic flame first used?

in 2005

Why was a flame used during the Ancient Olympic Games?

because of king Zeus

What city was the first to light the Olympic flame?

The flame has been an important part of every Olympic opening ceremony since it was first used in Berlin in 1936.

Where do the Olympic flame always start from and why?

It is lighted in Olympia, Greece; the place where the ancient Olympic Games used to be held.

When was it first used at an Olympic Games?

The rings where first used in 1916 by America

Is the Olympic flame extinguished while being transported from country to country?

No, the whole point is that the flame used to light the Olympic games is that flame lit by the light of the Sun at Olympia in Greece. It is not normal to allow flames on planes but the Olympic flame is given special dispensation and is, for the purposes of transport, contained in a Davey lamp for safety.

When was turf first used in the olympic games?


In which year was the Olympic flag designed?

The Olympic flag was designed in 1914, but first used at the 1920 Olympic games.

What year was the Olympic flag designed?

The Olympic flag was designed in 1914, but first used at the 1920 Olympic games.

In which year was the official Olympic Flag first used at the modern Olympic Games?


What is the significance of the Olympic flame?

The Olympic Flame signifies the values of Peace and Brotherhood which is the basis of the Olympics.The Olympic flame is one of the most important symbols of the Olympic Games. You can follow flame's journey from Olympia to the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy. Along the way you can learn about Olympic history, geography, and mapping skills.Lighting the flame has been an important part of every Olympic opening ceremony since it was first used in Berlin in 1936. The idea of keeping a flame lit throughout the Games was first used by the ancient Greeks in Olympia.A few months before the opening of the Games, a ceremony is organized on the site of the original Games, the ancient sanctuary of Olympia. An actress dressed as a ceremonial priestess, in the robes of the ancient Greeks, lights the torch via the same technique used in the original Games.She uses a parabolic mirror to focus light rays from the sun. The parabolic mirror has a curved shape. When it is held toward the sun, the curvature focuses the rays to a single point. The energy from the sun creates a great deal of heat. The priestess holds a torch in the center of the parabolic mirror, and the heat ignites the fuel in the torch, sparking a flame.If the sun is not shining on the day of the lighting ceremony, the priestess can light the torch with a flame that was lit on a sunny day before the ceremony.The flame is carried in a fire pot to an altar in the ancient Olympic stadium, where it is used to light the first runner's torch.For the Winter Games, the relay actually begins at the monument to Pierre de Coubertin (the man who founded the modern Olympic games in 1896), which is located near the stadium. Read about this year's flame lighting here.When the first torch is lit, the relay begins.The flame is carried by relay all the way to its final destination. Although it is usually carried by runners on foot, other modes of transportation are also used. For air transportation, the flame is sheltered in a security lamp, similar to a miner's lamp. At night, the flame is kept in a special cauldron.The highlight of the opening ceremony of the Olympics is the entrance of the Olympic flame into the stadium. The final torchbearer is always a citizen of the host country whose identity is kept secret until the last moment.The final torchbearer does a lap around the stadium before lighting the huge cauldron with the Olympic flame. Pigeons are then released as a symbol of the peace in which the Olympic Games should take place.The flame remains lit for the duration of the Games.

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