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What does the word Olympic mean

What country first proposed the winter olympic games as separate from the traditional olympic games

How did the athletes prepare for the ancient olympic games

What other events were included in the ancient olympic games after the first ancient olympic games

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Who got to carry the flame in the ancient Olympics?

armad


Where is the Olympic flame lit for every Olympics?

At the Temple of Hera at the site of the ancient Olympics in Olympia, Greece.


Why was a flame used during the Ancient Olympics?

Because of king zeues


What do the Olympics flame stand for?

Ancient Greeks believe Prometheus stole fire from the Gods. The flame became a symbol of Olympic Games, honoring Zeus.


Where is the Olympic flame kept during the Olympics?

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.


Why is the Olympic flame so important to the Olympics?

During the Ancient Olympic Games, a sacred flame was lit from the sun's rays at Olympia, and stayed lit until the Games were completed. 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."


What is the flame for in Olympics?

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.


What are five top similarities between ancient and modern Olympics?

Similarities 1. Held every four years 2. There are many of the same events 3. They compete Differences 1. Only men could compete in ancient Olympics 2. Ancient Olympics were held to honor the ancient Greek god, Zeus 3. They didn't have ice skating, bobsledding, or the luge in ancient Olympics 4. In the ancient Olympics the men had to compete nude


Why do nation participate in the olympic relay?

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.


Why is the Olympic torch at the Olympics?

The Olympic Flame or Olympic Torch 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.


What is the meaning of the Olympic torch and flame?

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.


Where does the Olympic flame start and finish and why?

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.


Where does the flame for the olympic games come from?

The Olympic Flame or Olympic Torch 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. 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 Berlin Olympics. 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.


Why do the Olympics have a flame?

coz


How do they choose who lights the Olympic flame?

they choose the flag bearer from the country the Olympics thre Olympics is held at and that person lights the olympic flame


What does the Olympic flame symbolise?

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.


Was there an Olympic torch at the first 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.


How is the Olympic flame ignited?

The Olympic flame is ignited after having passed the torch from one runner to the next over the course of the months prior to the Olympics. The final bearer touches the torch to the cauldron to start the ceremony. The FIRST torch is lit using the rays of the sun concentrated by a parabolic mirror- at the site of the ancient Olympics in Greece.


What is the signifiacance of the olympic torch and flame?

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.


Where is the Olympic flame lit for the winter Olympics and the summer Olympics?

The flame is lit wherever the games are. Right now in Vancouver, in two years it will be in London.


What message does the olympic torch intend to spread?

the flame represents purity and the endeavor of perfection, while the torch represents the continuation from the ancient olympic games to the modern olympics


What did they use to signify the start of the Olympics?

to symbolize the link between the ancient and modern Olympic Games. The flame was lit in a ceremony at Olympia, Greece.


Which city was the first to light the Olympics Flame?

athens! *its actually spelt olympics;)


What are facts about the ancient Olympics?

The ancient Olympics began in 776 BC


What did they wear in running in the Ancient Olympics?

In the Ancient Olympics the competitors were nude.