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The Olympic torch start at Athens, Greece because that is where the first Olympics were held.

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Q: Why does the Olympic torch start at Athens?
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Where is the Olympic torch on non Olympic years?

Type your answer here... athens

Which city was the first to light the Olympic torch?

Athens, Greece.

In the Ancient Olympics was there an Olympic Torch?

not in the olympic games but there was one in the panathenaic festival which was held in athens

How did people start the olympic torch in ancient Greece?

There was no Olympic Torch ceremony until 1936, and no torch at the Ancient Olympics.

Which country was the first to light the olympic torch?

Athens......Greece ( country)

Why did Hitler begin the tradition of carrying the Olympic torch from Athens to the Olympic venue in 1936?

Suggest that Germany was the new classical Greece

Where is the first Olympic torch lit before the each game?

Athens in Greece

Are the Olympic torch and the Olympic flame the same thing?

Olympic torch-bearers, nominated by sponsors of the Olympic games, carry the Olympic flame from its source, in Athens, to the main stadium, using a series of gas-filled Olympic torches, much like a relay race. Each torch-bearer is given their own Olympic torch (which they keep) which is lit by the Olympic flame carried by the previous torch-bearer. To preserve the flame's continuity, the Olympic flame is carried in special safety-lamps while travelling by air or sea. Once at the main stadium, during the opening ceremony, the final torch-bearer lights the Olympic beacon which remains lit throughout the games. The Olympic flame is therefore the flame itself, while the Olympic torches are the receptacles that carried the flame from Athens to the main stadium.

A list of Olympic torches for reference?

Summer OlympicsBeijing 2008 Olympic TorchAthens 2004 Olympic TorchSydney 2000 Olympic TorchAtlanta 1996 Olympic TorchBarcelona 1992 Olympic TorchSeoul 1988 Olympic TorchLos Angeles 1984 Olympic TorchMoscow 1980 Olympic TorchMontreal 1976 Olympic TorchMunich 1972 Olympic TorchMexico City 1968 Olympic TorchTokyo 1964 Olympic TorchRome 1960 Olympic TorchMelbourne 1956 Olympic TorchHelsinki 1952 Olympic TorchLondon 1948 Olympic TorchBerlin 1936 Olympic Torch

Who carried the Olympic torch in 1804?

There were no Olympic Games in 1804. The first modern games were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896.

Where does the olympic torch always start from?


Where will the torch relay start for the 2010 Olympics?

in Athens

Does the olympic torch get carried around the world?

It starts in Athens, then it is taken around the world to where the games will be held.

Which city was the first to light the Olympics flames?

Athens in Greece was the first country to light the Olympic torch.

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

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

How many people have carried the Olympic torch?

There have actually been a variety of torches throughout Olympic history - not just one. Before each game, it is run from Athens. As many as 800 people might help deliver the torch.

When do olympic gymnastics start?

In Athens in 1896

Where will the 2012 Olympic torch start?

the 2012 olympics will start in London July the 25th

Where did the olympic torch start from this year 2012?

Greece, it always starts in greece each olympic games.

What 1960 Olympic champion lit the torch to start Atlanta's 1996 Olympic festivities?

Muhammad Ali.

What 1960 Olympic champion lit the torch to start America's 1996 Olympic festivities?

MICHAEL johnson

Why is the person who lits the Olympic torch to start the winter olympic games?

'Why' - because it has been the custom in most Olympic Games. Or did you mean 'who'?

Where is the Olympic torch?

why is there an Olympic torch?#

What is the importance of olympic torch?

The start of the games and bring people together

Where did the olympic torch start?

Traditionally, it always starts on Mount Olympus.