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It was not a person. It was the sun with parabolic mirrors focused to a center point to ignite the flame.

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Q: Who was the first person to light the Olympic Torch?
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Who was the first to light the torch?

The first person to light the Olympic torch was a German male called Fritz.


Why do you light the Olympic torch?

we light the olympic torch becouse


What is the only thing that can light the olympic torch?

A person.


What year did Greece light the Olympic torch?

They first lighted the torch at Olympia in 776Bc


Which city was the first to light the Olympic torch?

Athens, Greece.


Which country was the first to light the olympic torch?

Athens......Greece ( country)


What is different about the final Olympic torch bearer?

The final Olympic torch bearer will use the torch to light the cauldron at the Olympic venue.


Which city was the first to light the Olympics flames?

Athens in Greece was the first country to light the Olympic torch.


What year did Greece first light up the Olympic torch?

776 b.c.


How do they light the olympic torch?

by the sun


Why do they light the olympic torch?

The reason for the lighting of the Olympic Torch is to continue a Greek tradition. In ancient times, the torch was lit at the opening of every Olympic Games.


Where did they light the olympic torch this year?

greece


What is does the olympic torch represent?

peace and light


Which city was the first to light olympic torch?

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What is facts about Cathy freeman?

she is the first competing athlete in the world to be invited to light the Olympic torch


Why was the torch lit on fire at the Olympics?

The Olympic torch is part of a tradition going back thousands of years to the original Greek Olympics; it symbolizes the blessing of Apollo, the sun god (the Olympic flame is first ignited with sunlight, using a concave mirror to focus the light). We no longer worship Apollo, but we still light the torch.


Who was first to light the Olympic flame?

The first person to light the olympic flame was German athlete Fritz Schligen at the 1936 Games in Berlin.


Who will light the olympic torch?

The person who will light the torch is Boris Johnson since he is the Mayor and he has a lot to do with the Olympics. Also after the Olympic games they are thinking about demolishing it because Spurs want it for their training stadium but also West Ham want it as well they said they would only want half of the Olympic stadium and the rest of can be used for athletics.


Where in the world do they light the Olympic torch?

last country that held the Olymipics


Who was the first person to light the winter Olympic flame?

Moises


Where and how is the olympic and paralympic torch lit?

The Olympic Torch is ignited at the site of the ancient Olympics in Olympia, Greece. The torch is kindled by the concentrated light of the Sun, focused by a parabolic mirror. The torch is then carried by a relay of runners to the location of where the games are being held.


How do the Olympics ceremonies begin?

They begin with a torch relay to light the Olympic cauldron and they end by putting out the Olympic cauldron.


Who was the last torch bearer in the 1972 Olympics?

The last torch bearer, and the person to light the Olympic Flame, at the 1972 Summer Olympics was West German junior 1500 meter runner Gunther Zahn.


Who is the final Olympic torchbearer who will light the cauldron in Vancouver?

Chris Wilson http://www.vancouver2010.com/olympic-torch-relay/


How do the Olympics ceremonies begin and end?

They begin with a torch relay to light the Olympic cauldron, and they end by putting out the fire in the Olympic cauldron.