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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

Where is the Olympic torch lit each games?

Olympia, in Greece, is the site of the "master" Olympic flame, which is lit in a ceremony a few months before each games.

Why 8000 Holes in the olympic torch?

.Because each hole represents each person running with the torch.

What is carried from Greece to the site of each modern Olympic games?

The Olympic Torch

How far does each person carry the olympic torch in the torch relay?

300 mts

What do the 8000 holes in the olympic torch represent?

Each hole represents the 8000 torch carriers.

What happens to the Olympic torch at the end of the Games?

It is put out and the torch is reused each and every Olympic game. I think it's quite fascinating, actually.

How many people have carried the Olympic torch?

There have actually been a variety of torches throughout Olympic history - not just one. Before each game, it is run from Athens. As many as 800 people might help deliver the torch.

Where is the Olympic torch stored between each Olympics?

olympia, greece

How far does each olympic runner carry the torch?

300 metres

Where is the olympic torch lit before making its way to the host city for each games?

Greece. The source of the "mother" flame and the Olympics.

Where did the olympic torch start from this year 2012?

Greece, it always starts in greece each olympic games.

Does the Olympic torch burn continuously or is it lit prior to each Olympics?

the torch is lit 3-4 months before the date of the olympics. the relay then takes place and is taken to the new venue of the olympics.

How is the Olympic torch transportd to each Olympic games?

Lots of different people carry it from some some were and take it to the games

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 are there 8000 holes in the olympic torch?

because each hole represents person running with the torch.beat that answer...

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.

Does the olympic torch go out after every olympic games or does it stay lit til the next one and so on?

It is extinguished at the closing ceremony of each Olympic Games. The torch is initially lit, by the Sun's rays that are concentrated by a mirror, at a ceremony in Olympia, Greece several months in advance of an Olympics. The relay then takes the torch to the site of the Olympics where the cauldron is lit with it.

Why Greece always enters first during the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics?

During the Opening Ceremonies of the olympics; the athletes from Greece enter first, in honor of the original Olympics held in Greece. Then the other athletes follow by nation in alphabetical order (except for the Beijing 2008 Games where it was based on the number of characters in the country's name). The host country's athletes always come last. After the games are announced as "officially open", this is followed by the raising of the Olympic Flag. The torch ceremony then begins. The running of the torch usually begins weeks before the Olympic ceremony, transporting the Olympic torch to each country that lies between Greece and the host country. The most exciting moment of the Olympic Opening Ceremony is when the torch enters the stadium and is lights the Olympic Flame. The Flame is always kept burning until the end of the Olympic Games. For more history of the Olympic Games :

Is it true that the original Olympic flame has been kept lit and preserved somewhere and is brought to every Olympic competition?

Not exactly. The torch is lit before each celebration by the sun on Mount Olympus in Greece. This started in 1928, the relay started in 1936.

How is the olympic torch transported to each countrythat lies between Greece and the host nation?

It is taken on a train and lifted off by a machine

Who is the 20th century leader introduced the custom of carrying a flaming torch from Athens to the site of each olympic games?

jad osta

In the 2012 olympic parade of nations what is the country's escort carrying?

Each nation has one flag bearer and another Olympic escort carrying a copper leaf. The leaves were later lit with the Olympic torch and then combined to create the cauldron

What does the olympic symbols symbolize?

the five ring indicates the five continents that participate the inukshuk is just a representation of British Colombia and the Olympic torch represents peace to each other that come to the Olympics.

What two items must be brought to each Olympics before the games can begin?

Torch and rings