Olympic Symbols and Flag
How many people actually carried the Olympic torch?
Which member of Super Junior carried the Olympic torch?
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Does everybody who caries the torch get one of their own?
When is the Olympic torch coming to the Falkirk wheel?
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What is the sacred symbol that is carried around the world in a relay representing the celebration of the Olympic Games?
A list of Olympic torches for reference?
Summer Olympics Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Athens 2004 Olympic Torch Sydney 2000 Olympic Torch Atlanta 1996 Olympic Torch Barcelona 1992 Olympic Torch Seoul 1988 Olympic Torch Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Torch Moscow 1980 Olympic Torch Montreal 1976 Olympic Torch Munich 1972 Olympic Torch Mexico City 1968 Olympic Torch Tokyo 1964 Olympic Torch Rome 1960 Olympic Torch Melbourne 1956 Olympic Torch Helsinki 1952 Olympic Torch London 1948 Olympic Torch Berlin 1936 Olympic Torch
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How did people start the olympic torch in ancient Greece?
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Are the Olympic torch and the Olympic flame the same thing?
Olympic torch-bearers, nominated by sponsors of the Olympic games, carry the Olympic flame from its source, in Athens, to the main stadium, using a series of gas-filled Olympic torches, much like a relay race. Each torch-bearer is given their own Olympic torch (which they keep) which is lit by the Olympic flame carried by the previous torch-bearer. To preserve the flame's continuity, the Olympic flame is carried in special safety-lamps while travelling by air or sea. Once at the main stadium, during the opening ceremony, the final torch-bearer lights the Olympic beacon which remains lit throughout the games. The Olympic flame is therefore the flame itself, while the Olympic torches are the receptacles that carried the flame from Athens to the main stadium.