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.
The flame's journey starts in Olympia, Greece because it is the home of the Olympics, the town where the first ever Olympics took place. The flame's journey ends in the town that hosts the Olympics so the flame can light the Olympic cauldron and begin the Games.
No, not until the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. There was an Olympic Flame at the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam, but it wasn't lit using a flame brought from Greece or anywhere.
athens! *its actually spelt olympics;)
they choose the flag bearer from the country the Olympics thre Olympics is held at and that person lights the olympic flame
The flame is lit wherever the games are. Right now in Vancouver, in two years it will be in London.
Olympia, Greece. First Summer Olympics
they probably had it to worship their gods
With the lighting of the flame