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Mohammad Ali Lit the torch in Atlanta in 1996

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Q: Who lit the torch for the 1996 atlanta Olympics?
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In which Olympics did Ali carry the torch?

Ali lit the Olympic flame at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta.

Who lit torch at sydney Olympics?

Cathy Freeman

What is the flame for in Olympics?

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.

What is the torch relay?

Well, first of all the Olympics are an international sporting event that has been around since 776 BC! The Olympic flame is lit by reflecting the rays of the sun off a parabolic mirror onto a torch a few weeks before each Games. It's been all over the world and really is one of the best things that unites the world as it symbolizes the Olympics and represents peace, unity, friendship, and brotherhood. The torch relay is where people, also known as torchbearers, carry the Olympic flame by torch through the country that is hosting the Olympics. The flame travels from Greece to the host country, then travels around the country ending its journey when the Olympic cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony, and it stays lit until the closing ceremony. hope that helped :) anymore questipon just let me know :)

What age was Cathy freeman when she went to her first Olympics?

Cathy Astrid Salome, popularly known as Cathy Freeman, was born in 1973 in Slade Point Mackay, Queensland, Australia. In 1996, at the age of 23, she went to the Olympics which was held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. In 2000, she lit the Olympic flame in Sydney, Australia. But she became the first ever Aborignal Commonwealth Games Gold Medal winner, at the age of 16, at the age of 16 at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada.

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