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What is the meaning of the Olympic torch and flame?

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2014-07-01 17:57:48
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The Olympic flame is a practice continued from the ancient Olympic Games. In Olympia (Greece), a flame was ignited by the sun and then kept burning until the closing of the Olympic Games. The flame first appeared in the modern Olympics at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. The flame itself represents a number of things, including purity and the endeavor for perfection. In 1936, the chairman 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 women wearing ancient-style robes and using a curved mirror and the sun. The Olympic Torch is then passed from runner to runner from the ancient 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 ancient Olympic Games to the modern Olympics.

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the olympic flame is a symbol of the olympic games

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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.

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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.

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The lighting of the Olympic Torch Flame.

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they have an olympic torch to represent each country in a different way each flicker of the flame is all the countries

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The flame is put out at the end of the games and a new torch is designed for every game. Several torches are made and the flame is passed not the torch.

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...flame in Olympic cauldron via the torch relay.

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The flame of the Olympic torch always travels from Greece, where it is lit, to the host country.

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The olympic flame is carried overseas in a chartered airplane. It is enclosed in a lantern which is lit from the torch in the departing country.

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I assume you mean the olympic flame. The flame burns constantly at Olympia in Greece, when its time for the games a torch is lit, sent on a relay and the individual flame in the host nation is lit, and then extinguished

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It is an eternal flame in Olympia Greece where the Olympics began.

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They time the running of the torch from Greece to the Olympic venues so that the torch is carried into the main stadium at the end of the opening ceremonies and the big flame in the stadium is lit by the torch.

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There is no difference at allthey are both represented for the same reason:) :):) :) :) :)

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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.

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the flame represents purity and the endeavor of perfection, while the torch represents the continuation from the ancient olympic games to the modern olympics

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Yes, the torch was dropped in North Vancouver during the 2010 relay In case the flame is ever extinguished there are 4-6 lanterns that have also been lit with the Olympic flame. These lanterns follow directly behind whoever is carrying the torch.

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A torch is held in the middle of a curved mirror that is faced towards the sun. The heat generated from the sun in the mirror ignites fuel within the torch and the flame is lit. Click on the "Lighting of the Olympic Flame" link below to see a video of the lighting of the Flame for the 2008 Games in Beijing.

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Summer OlympicsBeijing 2008 Olympic TorchAthens 2004 Olympic TorchSydney 2000 Olympic TorchAtlanta 1996 Olympic TorchBarcelona 1992 Olympic TorchSeoul 1988 Olympic TorchLos Angeles 1984 Olympic TorchMoscow 1980 Olympic TorchMontreal 1976 Olympic TorchMunich 1972 Olympic TorchMexico City 1968 Olympic TorchTokyo 1964 Olympic TorchRome 1960 Olympic TorchMelbourne 1956 Olympic TorchHelsinki 1952 Olympic TorchLondon 1948 Olympic TorchBerlin 1936 Olympic Torch

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The Olympic flame is a practice continued from the ancient Olympic Games. In Olympia (Greece), a flame was ignited by the sun and then kept burning until the closing of the Olympic Games. The flame first appeared in the modern Olympics at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. The flame itself represents a number of things, including purity and the endeavor for perfection. In 1936, the chairman 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 women wearing ancient-style robes and using a curved mirror and the sun. The Olympic Torch is then passed from runner to runner from the ancient 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 ancient Olympic Games to the modern Olympics.

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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.

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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.

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why is there an Olympic torch?#

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The flame originates in Greece and is carried to the current venue by individual runners.


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