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Before answering this question and indeed before reading the answer, it is important to know something about the origin of the torch and ancient Greece and Greek Mythology.

In the original games, which were held in the city of Olympia, Greece, there was an altar that was dedicated to the godess Hera and it was here that the flame would burn continuously and for the ancient Greeks this was a divine connotation. It was thought that the flame was stolen from the gods by Prometheus. During the games, which were in honour of the Greek god Zeus, many other fires were lit at his temple and that of his wife Hera.

The Olympic Torch and in particular, the flame, is a symbol of the games remembering the theft of the flame from Zeus by Prometheus.

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The Olympic tourch is a tradition continued from the Ancient Olympic games. In acient Olympia (Greece), a flame was ignited by the su and then kept burning until the close of the games. The flame first appeared in the modern games at the 1928 games in Amsterdam. the flame itself represents purity, the pursuit of perfection and the struggle for victory. It also represents peace and friendship.

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the torch is important because it is an Olympic tradition that started in the year 1936. the torch is always carried from grease to the country where the Olympics is being held.

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