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Since it is tradition, they still do.

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Q: Why do they still carry the Olympic Flame from Mt Olympus?
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Why do they carry the olympic flame from mt Olympus to each modern olympic game?

The flame is not carried from mt Olympus but from the ancient sanctuary of Olympia in southeastern Greece, in the regional district of Elia (Ηλιεία in Greek), in Peloponnese. The first Olympic games ever (named after the region) took place there in 776 BC. The flame used to burn non stop during the Games back at the time, and it symbolised the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus. The Olympic torch relay from Greece to various cities around the world, has no ancient precedent whatsoever and it was introduced for the first time in the Olympic games of Berlin in 1936 (the Nazi Olympics) by Carl Diem, who imagined a symbolic pageant that would give the Nazi Germany a bit of the old glory of ancient Greece, by the transit of a lit flame from Greece to Berlin by a relay of torch-bearing runners. Although the transfer of the Greek flame around the world gives a mystifying glory of the past to the modern Olympic Games, it is not understood why this Nazi extravaganza is still happening today.


What is some ancient or modern day olympic events?

Ancident Olympic events still existing today include: Marathon Javelin throw Wrestling


Three ways that roman ideas about laws still influence us today?

We still pay taxes,still hace olympic games,quarters are still the same.


When and where was the first Olympics torch relay run?

Ancient OlympicsFor the ancient Greeks, fire had divine connotations - it was thought to have been stolen from the gods by Prometheus. Therefore, fire was also present at many of the sanctuaries in Olympia, Greece. A fire permanently burned on the altar of Hestia in Olympia, Greece. During the Olympic Games, which honored Zeus, additional fires were lit at his temple and that of his wife, Hera. The modern Olympic flame is ignited at the site where the temple of Hera used to stand. The Modern EraThe modern convention of moving the Olympic flame (via a relay system from Olympia to the Olympic venue) began with the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Although most of the time the torch with the Olympic Flame is still carried by runners, it has been transported in many different ways. The fire travelled by boat in 1948 to cross the English Channel, and it was first transported by aeroplane in 1952, when the fire travelled to Helsinki. In 1956, the equestrian events were held separately because of strict quarantine regulations in Australia. All carriers in the torch relay to Stockholm, where these events were held instead, travelled on horseback. where does the Olympic torch begin its journey?


What is the place where the gods and goddesses of Greece supposed to live?

They lived atop Mount Olympus which, to this day, is still considered a holy place.

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Does the flame on the olympic torch still alight while it is on an aircraft?

The Olympic torch stays burning with propane


Why do they carry the olympic flame from mt Olympus to each modern olympic game?

The flame is not carried from mt Olympus but from the ancient sanctuary of Olympia in southeastern Greece, in the regional district of Elia (Ηλιεία in Greek), in Peloponnese. The first Olympic games ever (named after the region) took place there in 776 BC. The flame used to burn non stop during the Games back at the time, and it symbolised the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus. The Olympic torch relay from Greece to various cities around the world, has no ancient precedent whatsoever and it was introduced for the first time in the Olympic games of Berlin in 1936 (the Nazi Olympics) by Carl Diem, who imagined a symbolic pageant that would give the Nazi Germany a bit of the old glory of ancient Greece, by the transit of a lit flame from Greece to Berlin by a relay of torch-bearing runners. Although the transfer of the Greek flame around the world gives a mystifying glory of the past to the modern Olympic Games, it is not understood why this Nazi extravaganza is still happening today.


How do they make sure that the olympic flame doesn't go out?

They tested the torch over and over so it can still burn in snow, rain, etc. It can still be burning even if you drop it.


Can you still visit Mount Olympus?

Mount Olympus was a mythological place in the sky. You can not visit it now, and you never could.


Is basketball still an olympic sport 2012?

Yes, basketball is still an Olympic sport. The 2012 Olympic Games will be held in London.


Does Olympus still exist?

Yes it is the highest mountain in Greece, located in the Olympus Range on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia.


Why don't you get burnt with a safety flame?

If referring to a Bunsen burner, a safety flame can still burn you. It is called a "safety flame" as the yellow flame is more visible than the blue flame


Is the flame thrower still around?

yes


What is the 5th book in The Heroes of Olympus series?

It is still yet to be named.


Was soccer a Olympic sport?

Yes, it's still currently a Olympic sport.


Is the rms Olympic still sailing?

No, the R.M.S Olympic went out out of service in 1935.


What method is employed to light the flame at the Olympics?

When sun rays reflect off a parabolic dish/mirror an invisible sun beam ignites the torch and this is the ancient method still used to light the Olympic Torch.

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