Olympic Rings And Torch?

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The Olympic rings are shown on the Olympic flag. This flag is displayed by the host city. It is passed from the mayor of the host city to the mayor of the next host city. The flag is white and consists of five rings. These rings represent the five inhabited continents. The Americas are considered one continent. The Olympic torch is used for ceremonial purposes. The torch is lit at the ruins of the Temple of Hera to emphasize the connection between the ancient games and the modern games. Runners carry the torch to the site of the games. On the day of the Opening Ceremonies, the torch is used to light a cauldron. A final torch is extinguished at the closing ceremony.
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The 5 Olympic rings stand for each of the 5 continents involved in the games; America, Australia, Asia, Africa and Europe.
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