What does the Olympic torch mean?
The Olymipic Torch represents the Eternal Flame. The Eternal Flame PROBABLY represents Hestia (Vesta), Greek goddess of the hearth. Or it could represent Hephaestus (Vulcan), Greek god of fire.
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The Olympic flame is a practice continued from the ancient OlympicGames. In Olympia (Greece), a flame was ignited by the sun and thenkept burning until the closing of the Olympic Games. The flamefirst appeared in the modern Olympics at the 1928 Olympic Games inAmsterdam. The flame itself represents …a number of things,including purity and the endeavor for perfection. In 1936, thechairman of the organizing committee for the 1936 Olympic Games,Carl Diem, suggested what is now the modern Olympic Torch relay.The Olympic flame is lit at the ancient site of Olympia by womenwearing ancient-style robes and using a curved mirror and the sun.The Olympic Torch is then passed from runner to runner from theancient site of Olympia to the Olympic stadium in the hosting city.The flame is then kept alight until the Games have concluded. The Olympic Torch relay represents a continuation from the ancientOlympic Games to the modern Olympics. (MORE)
The torch is suppose to be the eternal flame from ancient Greece to the modern world. The interesting thing about it is that it didn't exist and it was Hitler who started the tradition of carrying it into the games. Most people don't know that is where is comes from. T he idea of lighting an Olympi…c flame for the duration of the Games derives from the ancient Greeks who used a flame lit by the sun's rays at Olympiad, the site of the original Games. The concept was revived in 1936 and has remained an Olympic tradition. (MORE)
The Torch Relay symbolizes the passing of Olympic traditions from one generation to the next!This flame represented the "endeavor for protection and struggle for victory." It was first introduced into our Modern Olympics at the 1928 Amsterdam Games. Since then, the flame has come to symbolize "the l…ight of spirit, knowledge, and life." (MORE)
The Olympic Games The Olympic Games began over 2,700 years ago in Olympia, in southwest Greece. The Games were part of a religious festival. The Greek Olympics, thought to have begun in 776 BC, inspired the modern Olympic Games (begun in 1896) The Games were held in honour of Zeus , king of the …gods, and were staged every four years at Olympia, a valley near a city called Elis. People from all over the Greek world came to watch and take part. (MORE)
A torch is a stick or stick-like structure, which is on fire at the top, and held at the bottom, that is used either as a source of light, or to set fire to other things.
The Olympic Torch is carried along the entrance road as it's carried from the Rose-Hulman campus in front of a large crowd of spectators
they have an olympic torch to represent each country in a differentway each flicker of the flame is all the countries
Yes, if you are speaking about the flame that the Torchbearers are carrying. This is lit from the cauldron in Greece and next progresses on the relay. If by chance the flames goes out due to wind, stumble or ? there is always a backup flame (usually carried next to the Torchbearer) to relight the… flame. Typically an Olympic Torch Relay representative is nearby in case this happens. (MORE)
The path of the torch represents a gathering of all of the nations to a peaceful competition.
1936 Berlin Games . According to the New York times article the Olympic torch relay did not become a permanent part of the Olympics till the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
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No. There was a sacred fire in the temple of Hestia at Olympia, which was never allowed to go out. But most Greek cities had one of those, it wasn't special to Olympia or to the time of the Games. And of course there was no need to bring a symbolic flame from Olympia to Olympia because the who…le of Olympia was already at Olympia. The Olympic Flame was made up in 1928, and the torch relay was made up in 1936. (MORE)
not in the olympic games but there was one in the panathenaic festival which was held in athens
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.
The Olympic Flame or Olympic Torch is a symbol of the Olympic Games. Commemorating the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus, its origins lie in ancient Greece, when a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics.
because they want everyone to come together and pass the torch to lots of diffrent people to come together.
The Olympic torch was first lit in Olympia with a mirror focusing the beam of the sun onto the torch.
In the sanctuary of Olympia, where the ancient Games took place, a flame burnt permanently on the altar of the goddess Hestia, but transportation of the flame to the site of the modern Olympics did not happen until the 1936 Games in Berlin. It was Carl Diem, Hitler's Games organizer, who proposed a …torch relay from the site of the ancient flame. Today, the International Olympic Committee says that the torch "transmits a message of peace and friendship amongst peoples". Extra info; The organizers of the London 2012 Olympics will however most likely bring to an end the torch relay as we know it. The new plan is to take the Olympic torch on a "sports heritage" tour of Britain in 2012, rather than a round-the-world relay under a plan being touted by embattled Olympic chiefs. Worried about the damage caused by Beijing's controversial international relay, which became a focus of violent protests by Free Tibet protesters, they want a gentler countdown to the 2012 Games in London. Instead of being carried through global capitals and trouble spots, the torch could instead take in classic British sporting venues in 2012. (MORE)
The Olympic torch is a remnant of the flame from the previous Olympic games. The relay itself is to unify countries and spread the Olympic spirit.
A ceremony is performed several months before the games start. The torch is ignited by using a parabolic mirror to concentrate the rays of the sun.
I found on a site that said this: they actually do use a plane..they put the flame(s) in a special container so it doesn't go out..they also have multiple flames just i case that happens. What they do is put in something like a kerosine thing and turn way down they fly it We had special Torc…hes, for small distances, island to island, they burn underwater like the ones you see the divers use in movies. For the rest of the way, boat or even plane for the ocean. (MORE)
Yes. They can. I was lucky enough to run the torch in 1996 and I still have mine. I don't remember the exact amount, but it's fairly nominal for what you get.
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. (MORE)
Since the first Olympic games celebrated in the modern time, the Olympic Torch has become symbol of the peace between the continents.. This question is more fully answered by looking in the link I will place below.
With a Mirror from rays of the sun. Usually done by/in a place of worship
Fuels used for the Olympic torches Early on, Olympic torches used everything from olive oil to gunpowder as a source of fuel. Some torches were lit with a combination of hexamine and naphthalene along with an igniting liquid. Occasionally, these early-model Olympic torches proved dangerous to t…he torchbearer. For example, the torch used in the 1956 Games was lit by a mix of magnesium and aluminum, which wound up searing the arms of the torchbearer during the final leg of the Olympic relay. Liquid fuels, which become gaseous to create a flame, were first used to light the torch for the 1972 Summer Games in Munich, and they have been used to ignite every Olympic torch since then. The benefits of liquid fuels include safety and easy storage. (MORE)
After the torch has been used it is presented to the person whocarried it, important members of the Olympic organisation orauctioned for charity.
The Olympic Flame or Olympic Torch is a symbol of the Olympic Games. Commemorating the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus, its origins lie in ancient Greece, where a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics.
For the 2008 Games in Beijing, the Torch was at Canary Wharf on April 6, 2008.
I just learned this myself from the history channel, but the tradition of the Olympic torch coming to the games comes from Hitler when he held the games in Germany. That is where the tradition started. He used the story of an eternal torch at Mt. Olympus to create the idea of the torch coming to the… games. (MORE)
My grandfather John S. (Jack) McCarthy was one of the ones that carried the olympic torch in 1996 and he had type 1 diabetes.
Stefania Belmondo. Belmondo was one of Italy's greatest Olympic athletes, having won 10 medals (2 gold, 3 silver, 5 bronze) in cross country skiing at the 1992, 1994, 1998, and 2002 Winter Games. She will always be remembered for winning the women's 15 km race at the 2002 Winter Games after havin…g broken one of her poles with 4 km left and having to finish the race with only one pole. She also won 5 gold medals in World Championship competition. (MORE)
Get a toilet plunger, wrap it in tinfoil and glue some tissue paper for the fire :]
It was actually Hitlers idea, a way to bring his Nazi community together, but when he died, We kept the tradition going to bring the world together.
Wayne Gretzky lit the main torch outside by the harbor front. The torch inside was supposed to be lit by 4 different Canadian athletes. However during the opening ceremonies there was a glitch the the cauldron and only 3 of the 4 arms were erected. Rick Hansen arrived into BC place with the torch… he then passed it of to the first of the 4 cauldron lighters. It was scheduled to be lit simultaneously by Catrina La May Doan, Steve Nash, Nancy Green and Wayne Gretzky. Unfortunately Catrina La May Doan's side was the one that did not go up as planned. She did however relight the torch in the closing ceremonies which saw the creator and director of the show fix their previous mistake and poke fun at the problem that occurred 2 weeks earlier in the opening ceremonies. (MORE)
The first modern day Olympic torch was used in the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. The torch relay from Greece to the site of the Olympics was introduced in the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Carl Diem.
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They are being made in Coventry. A large city in central England known for its engineering expertise.
In reality, you don't. It's just a nice ceremony to remind us of the history of the Olympic Games.
There are 8,000 holes on the Olympic torch. This is beacause there are 8,000 torch bearers. (They're the people who run with the torch.) Hope this helps and GO TEAM GB! WOO!
yes they did play at armthorpe and telford. They was on a big bluesamsung bus
ive heard it is coming to oldham on the 24th of june 2012. allthough i dont know who is holding it. also im not sure where it will start and end.
The Olympic torch went out while it was being carried by David Follett in the relay between Torrington and Bideford in Devon. The torch was re-lit by a standby flame which accompanies the torch in the chase vehicle.
Yes, it is amazing to hold the Olympic torch because you are not just holding a torch you are holding a torch that has been in the Olympics for 112 years
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.
the Olympic torch stands for the sighns of peace, purity and resonwhen lighted the torch will travel from the last Olimpic games tothe next and will go into a bigger toch then the big flame willnever get put out until the games are done then it will start allover again
Because they want to have it and it means that the fire is set to the rain
The Olympic torch, which was made from aluminium alloy, was gold in colour (but contained no real gold). It contained 8,000 circular holes, to represent the 8,000 torch runners around the world (the holes also helped feed oxygen to the flames to keep them alive).
The Olympic torch was brought to Nepal in 2006, after it wasblessed by the Pope.
When the Olympic torch is carried underwater, a magnesium torch isused, since it can burn even under water.