1928 at the Amsterdam Games. The Olympic torch relay was introduced for the 1936 Berlin Games
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.
usually people that enter the torch relay are mostly people from the country that hosts the olympic games that year.
The Olympic torch relay always terminates in the central stadium of that year's Olympic Games.
Every torch-bearer in the relay is allowed to keep their individual torch.
1936 Berlin Olympics
The Olympic torch relay was invented in 1936.
The Olympic torch relay of any Olympic games goes through various different, and numerous, destinations in the home country.
...flame in Olympic cauldron via the torch relay.
Tio advertaise the olpoc games.
the olympic torch relay takes place in the United kingdom
The reason for the lighting of the Olympic Torch is to continue a Greek tradition. In ancient times, the torch was lit at the opening of every Olympic Games.
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.
It is the Olympic Torch!
According to the New York times article the Olympic torch relay did not become a permanent part of the Olympics till the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
every torch relay is different! this year (vancouver 2010 torch relay) the flame traveld 45, 000 km in over 106 days! making it way around the highest and the lowest point of canada!
The ancient Greeks were not the first people to do the torch relay. The torch relays origin dates back to the 1930's and was started by Germany (Nazi Germany, at the time)
It is tradition and it pays homage to ancient Greece where the games started.
The Olympic torch relay was a ritual that was introduced at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. It was intended to symbolize the "passing of the torch" of western civilization from the ancient Greeks to the Third Reich. Since then, the torch relay ritual has been "re-purposed" to symbolize the passing of the Olympic spirit or ideals from Greece to the hosting country.
The Olympic Torch is ignited at the site of the ancient Olympics in Olympia, Greece. The torch is kindled by the concentrated light of the Sun, focused by a parabolic mirror. The torch is then carried by a relay of runners to the location of where the games are being held.
It is put out and the torch is reused each and every Olympic game. I think it's quite fascinating, actually.
The Olympic Torch Relay starts in the Greek city of Olympia.
The flame is put out at the end of the games and a new torch is designed for every game. Several torches are made and the flame is passed not the torch.
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.