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How was the Olympic Torch lit in Ancient Greece?

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2012-07-31 10:39:04
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There was no torch. The Olympic torch was made up in 1936.

The Olympic torch was invented as a way of symbolically creating a connection between Olympia in Greece and an athletics meeting in some city like Berlin. The ancient Olympics didn't need a symbolic connection to Olympia because they were actually held at Olympia.

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