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Where did the Olympics begin in Greece?
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Where does the flame begin the journey for all Olympics games?
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What happened in greece at the time of the Olympics?
When did the tradition of the Olympic torch begin?
The first Olympics were NOT in Athens, but in Olympia Greece, hence the name-Olympics. Here there is a temple to honor Hestia, the Goddess of hearth and home. Her hearth is the sacred flame of Greece. It is here that after severl days of feasting and prayer that the flame was lit to honor Zeus. This is where all Olypic torches begin.