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The Olympic flame signifies the value of Peace and Brotherhood which is the basis of the Olympics.
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 flame is lit wherever the games are. Right now in Vancouver, in two years it will be in London.
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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.
At the Temple of Hera at the site of the ancient Olympics in Olympia, Greece.
Lit the Olympic Flame to open the Games.
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.
Greece. The source of the "mother" flame and the Olympics.
1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona by Antonio Rebollo, a Paralympian.
The olympic flame is always first lit in the ancient Greek city of Olympia, where the games originate from. This year - 2012 it was lit in the ancient Greek city on May 2012 and was then taken across the country and finally handed over to the British officials, for the London 2012 Games, in the Greek capital, Athens but it was never lit there and it was most definitely not lit in the English city - Slough as mentioned in the previous answer.