it was the olympic flame,then they had the giant panda
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.
The Olympic flame signifies the value of Peace and Brotherhood which is the basis of the Olympics.
they choose the flag bearer from the country the Olympics thre Olympics is held at and that person lights the olympic flame
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.
There are five official mascots for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing ... a fish, panda, antelope, swallow, and Olympic Flame. Click on the 'Olympic Mascots' link below to read about them.
Loads of people! It had to go all the way from Athens so they took it in turns.
No,and the olympic flame burns for the duration of each Olympics and is extinguished during the closing ceremony.
No, and the olympic flame burns for the duration of each Olympics and is extinguished during the closing ceremony.
The Olympic Flame comes from Olympia, Greece.
Two cauldrons were lit with the Olympic Flame at the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Olympics because the Olympics had also been held there in 1964.
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!
1928 olympics.......regards preyan..
Athens in Greece was the first country to llight the olympic flame!
It is an eternal flame in Olympia Greece where the Olympics began.
At the Temple of Hera at the site of the ancient Olympics in Olympia, Greece.
The flame is lit wherever the games are. Right now in Vancouver, in two years it will be in London.
Greece, they were the first to ever have the Olympics
the red ring in the Olympics rings and repersents the olympic flame the yellow olympic ring and antalope it dosent mean red or flame
Not certain on the exact answer, but back in the 1952 Oslo Olympics a flame was lit in the town of Morgedal, Norway (the Nordic flame). It was this flame that lit the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony. This event also occurred prior to the 1980 Olympics (Lake Placid) and also before the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer). However at the 1994 Olympics the Nordic flame was combined with the Olympic flame and lit the Olympic cauldron. So at the 1980 Winter Olympics they may have used these two flames to light separate cauldrons persumably as a symbolic act of rememberance to the Nordic games which pre-dated the Winter Olympics. The Winter Olympic flame in 1952 (Italy) was lit from the eternal flame in Rome. Since 1994 only the Olympic flame has been used in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics mainly due to the fact that the Olympic relays have gone straight from Greece to the host country.
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.
Lit the Olympic Flame to open the Games.
An archer fired a flaming arrow to ignite the olympic flame.