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Answered 2012-08-02 13:37:33

Because the origin of the Olympic Games is Greece. The first Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece at 776 B.C. The ritual of the Olympic Flame is the same as then.

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the torch was first lit in Greece


It was lit first in Olympia, Greece.


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The Olympic torch was first lit in Olympia with a mirror focusing the beam of the sun onto the torch.


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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


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


It is extinguished at the closing ceremony of each Olympic Games. The torch is initially lit, by the Sun's rays that are concentrated by a mirror, at a ceremony in Olympia, Greece several months in advance of an Olympics. The relay then takes the torch to the site of the Olympics where the cauldron is lit with it.


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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