i think it was Cathy freeman?
totally correct. Catherine Astrid Salome Freeman (thats her fullname), otherwise known as Cathy Freeman lit the Olympic flame in the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics.
Cathy Freeman, who won a gold medal in the women's 400 meter run at these Games to become the first Australian aboriginal to win an individual Olympic gold medal.
Mohammad Ali Lit the torch in Atlanta in 1996
Lit the Olympic Flame to open the Games.
The flame is lit wherever the games are. Right now in Vancouver, in two years it will be in London.
1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona by Antonio Rebollo, a Paralympian.
The Olympic flame signifies the value of Peace and Brotherhood which is the basis of the Olympics.
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.
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 is a symbol of the Olympic Games. Commemorating the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus, its origins lie in ancient Greece, where a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics. The fire was reintroduced at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, and it has been part of the modern Olympic Games ever since. In contrast to the Olympic flame proper, the torch relay of modern times which transports the flame from Greece to the various designated sites of the games had no ancient precedent and was introduced by Carl Diem at the controversial 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.
Yes, if you are speaking about the flame that the Torchbearers are carrying. This is lit from the cauldron in Greece and next progresses on the relay. If by chance the flames goes out due to wind, stumble or ? there is always a backup flame (usually carried next to the Torchbearer) to relight the flame. Typically an Olympic Torch Relay representative is nearby in case this happens.