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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.

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

www.eurodressage.com/equestrian/2011/10/13/anky-van-grunsvens-olympic-flame-rekindled

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 ...

mentalfloss.com/article/84015/how-olympic-flame-lit-and-how-does-it-stay-lit

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 ...

www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-weirdest-things-weve-done-to-the-olympic-torch

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

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2141891/London-2012-Olympics-Torch-relay-Adolf-Hitlers-flaming-idea.html

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.

www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/the-olympic-torch-the-truth

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 ...