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They have a torch relay to show they care about the world.

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When was the Olympic torch introduced to the Olympic Games?

1928 at the Amsterdam Games. The Olympic torch relay was introduced for the 1936 Berlin Games


Why is there an Olympic torch relay?

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.


Who enters in the Olympic torch relay?

usually people that enter the torch relay are mostly people from the country that hosts the olympic games that year.


What is the Olympics torch destination?

The Olympic torch relay always terminates in the central stadium of that year's Olympic Games.


Who gets to keep olympic torch?

Every torch-bearer in the relay is allowed to keep their individual torch.


The Olympic relay torch was introduced from which Olympic games?

1936 Berlin Olympics


When was the Olympic torch relay revived?

The Olympic torch relay was invented in 1936.


Where does the olympic torch travel?

The Olympic torch relay of any Olympic games goes through various different, and numerous, destinations in the home country.


The traditional start to the Olympic Games is the lighting of the...?

...flame in Olympic cauldron via the torch relay.


What do you need in the Olympic Torch Relay?

Tio advertaise the olpoc games.


Where does the olympic torch relay take place?

the olympic torch relay takes place in the United kingdom


Why do they light the olympic torch?

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.


Does the olympic torch go out after every olympic games or does it stay lit til the next one and so on?

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.


What is the sacred symbol that is carried around the world in a relay representing the celebration of the Olympic Games?

It is the Olympic Torch!


When was the Olympic torch first used?

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.


How long is the olympic torch relay?

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!


Did the Ancient Greeks do the torch relay in the Olympic games?

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)


Why is the Olympic torch relay important?

It is tradition and it pays homage to ancient Greece where the games started.


What is the point in having a olympic flame?

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.


Where and how is the olympic and paralympic torch lit?

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.


What happens to the Olympic torch at the end of the Games?

It is put out and the torch is reused each and every Olympic game. I think it's quite fascinating, actually.


When is the torch relay starting for the 2012 Olympics?

The Olympic Torch Relay starts in the Greek city of Olympia.


Where does the Olympic games torch stay when the Olympics are not on?

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.


Where does the Olympic torch relay begin?

Canada


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.