Using mirrors to focus the sun's rays the torch is first lit at an ancient Greek temple and then carried by relays of runners to the location of the games. The first relay was in 1936. Planes are used to cross oceans.
The person who will light the torch is Boris Johnson since he is the Mayor and he has a lot to do with the Olympics. Also after the Olympic games they are thinking about demolishing it because Spurs want it for their training stadium but also West Ham want it as well they said they would only want half of the Olympic stadium and the rest of can be used for athletics.
Arnold swarchenager. waynes dad tery's mom and dad...um a lot of disab;led kids. they get to have a wonder ful experience. one guy who is Indian ran in bare feet to raise awareness for child poverty!!
It was not a person. It was the sun with parabolic mirrors focused to a center point to ignite the flame.
The torch for the 23rd Olympiad (1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles) was lit by 1960 gold medalist in the decathlon Rafer Johnson.
That was Australian long distance runner Ron Clarke who was only 19 years old at the time. Clarke went on to win a bronze medal at the 1964 Games in Tokyo in the 10,000 meter run.
The Sun's Rays lit the Flame in the Ancient Olympic Games!
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The Torch Relay symbolizes the passing of Olympic traditions from one generation to the next!This flame represented the "endeavor for protection and struggle for victory." It was first introduced into our Modern Olympics at the 1928 Amsterdam Games. Since then, the flame has come to symbolize "the light of spirit, knowledge, and life."
The first city to light the Olympic flame was.. ATHENS, GREECE:D Hope my input helped!! :DThe first city to light the Olympic flame is always the ancient Greek city of Olympia where the Games originate from.
Chris Wilson http://www.vancouver2010.com/olympic-torch-relay/
According to Wikipedia.com: " The Olympic Torch today is ignited several months before the opening celebration of the Olympic Games at the site of the ancient Olympics in Olympia, Greece. Eleven women, representing the roles of priestesses, perform a ceremony in which the torch is kindled by the light of the Sun, its rays concentrated by a parabolic mirror. "
The olympic torch represents the theft of fire from Zeus by Prometheus the giant. It also might represent a relay run in the late Ancient Olympics in which a team of runners passed a torch between them and the last runner lit a huge torch. It is a tradition to light the flame at the beginning of all Modern Olympics.
The first person to light the Olympic torch was a German male called Fritz.
They first lighted the torch at Olympia in 776Bc
A torch is carried to help people see in the dark of night.
The final Olympic torch bearer will use the torch to light the cauldron at the Olympic venue.
by the sun
peace and light
she is the first competing athlete in the world to be invited to light the Olympic torch
The Olympic torch is a remnant of the flame from the previous Olympic games. The relay itself is to unify countries and spread the Olympic spirit.
The Olympic torch is part of a tradition going back thousands of years to the original Greek Olympics; it symbolizes the blessing of Apollo, the sun god (the Olympic flame is first ignited with sunlight, using a concave mirror to focus the light). We no longer worship Apollo, but we still light the torch.