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2016 Rio Olympics
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.


The Olympic flame is a symbol of the Olympic Games. Commemorating the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus, its origins lie in ancient Greece, ...


The Olympic torch is rekindled from a "mother flame" that is kept in a protective lantern case and is never extinguished. Before the Olympic games begin, an olive ...


A ceremony is performed several months before the games start. The torch is ignited by using a parabolic mirror to concentrate the rays of the sun.


FLAME. In the context of the modern Games, the Olympic flame is a manifestation ... The highlight of the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics is the entrance.


Oct 13, 2011 ... In her column in the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf Anky van Grunsven admitted that a small Olympic flame has been rekindled within herself ...


Aug 5, 2016 ... One thing that will remain constant: the traditional lighting of the Olympic cauldron. The Olympic torch is reignited months before each new ...


Aug 5, 2016 ... Runners carry the Olympic Flame from Greece to Germany in 1936. .... Thinking quickly, a nearby official rekindled it with another impressive ...


May 9, 2012 ... GUY WALTERS reveals the fascinating story of the Olympic flame, ... it had to be rekindled properly from a back-up of the original flame.


May 16, 2012 ... We delve into the real history behind the Olympic torch - including its Nazi ... The 1948 Games turned out to be a success and rekindled an ...