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Q: Who lit the torch in the 1996 Olympics at atlanta?
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Does the Olympic torch stay lit?

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 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 was the first olympic torch lit?

The Olympic torch was first lit in Olympia with a mirror focusing the beam of the sun onto the torch.

What place does the Olympic Torch Flame is always lit?

According to " 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. "

How was the Olympic Torch lit in Ancient Greece?

There was no torch. The Olympic torch was made up in 1936. The Olympic torch was invented as a way of symbolically creating a connection between Olympia in Greece and an athletics meeting in some city like Berlin. The ancient Olympics didn't need a symbolic connection to Olympia because they were actually held at Olympia.

Related questions

Is the 2012 London Olympics worse than the 1996 Atlanta Olympics?

Yes it is. At least the Americans kept the torch lit.

What celebrity lit the torch at the Atlanta summer Olympics?

Mohammed Ali

When did Muhammad ali light the torch in the Olympics?

Muhammad Ali Lit the the Olympic torch at the Olympics in 1996 IN Atlanta, Georgia. His real name is Cassius Clay. He changed his name because he changed his religion to Islam and the name Muhammad fit the religion more.

When was the torch lit?

it was lit in 1956 Melbourne Olympics

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

Muhammad Ali.

Despite being ill with Parkinson's what sports legend lit the Olympic torch to begin the Atlanta Olympics?

Muhammad Ali

Who lit the torch at the 1932 Olympics?


Who lit the torch 2010?

Wayne Gretzy lit the torch at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

Does the torch for the Olympics stay lit after the Olympics?

No it is extinguished at the closing ceremonies

Who lit the Olympic Flame at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics?

i think it was Cathy freeman? totally correct. Catherine Astrid Salome Freeman (thats her fullname), otherwise known as Cathy Freeman lit the Olympic flame in the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics.

Where is the torch lit for the 2012 summer Olympics?


Who lit torch at sydney Olympics?

Cathy Freeman