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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, where a fire was kept burning throughout...

Factsheet - The Olympic Torch Relay - Olympic.org

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front of whose temple the Olympic flame is lit today. ... Olympics in Garmisch- Partenkirchen, Germany. In the context of the Winter Games, the first relay took ...

The amazing story of the Olympic flame - Olympic.org

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Apr 21, 2016 ... As continues to be the custom today, the flame was lit in Olympia, .... off in Innsbruck and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, both of them former Winter .... The Atlanta 1996 Torch Relay also saw the flame go into space for the first time, ...

History of the Olympic Torch, Flame, and Relay - Infoplease

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Today, the Olympic flame is lit in front of the ruins of the Temple of Hera in Olympia, Greece. ... The first such relay took place for the 1936 Berlin Games. ... Since 1964, the Winter Games have also had a torch relay starting in Olympia. Of the ...

Olympic flame lit ahead of Sochi Winter Games - BBC News

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Sep 29, 2013 ... The Olympic flame-lighting ceremony for the 2014 Winter Games in ... The flames were then used to light the first Olympic torch, which was ...

Sochi 2014 Flame lit in Olympia kicking off record-breaking torch relay

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Sep 29, 2013 ... Kindled by the sun's rays, the Olympic torch was lit on Sunday in the ancient ... the Olympic flame during a lighting ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter ... pass the symbol of the modern Olympics to the first Russian relay runner, ...

Greeks reveal details of lighting of Olympic flame and - Rio 2016

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Apr 6, 2016 ... High Priestess Ino Menegaki holds a torch of the Sochi 2014 Winter ... This year marks the 80th anniversary of the first lighting of the flame in ...

Ancient Olympia set for Olympic flame lighting ceremony, torch relay ...

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Apr 20, 2016 ... Ancient Olympia set for Olympic flame lighting ceremony, torch relay ..... for next year and in 2022 could become the first Winter Olympic host ...

Rio Olympic flame lit, torch relay begins in Olympia (video, photos ...

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Apr 21, 2016 ... The first torchbearers included two Olympic sports stars. ... Greece (AP) — The flame for South America's first Olympics was kindled Thursday at ...

Sochi Opening Ceremony: Rodnina, Tretyak light Olympic cauldron ...

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Feb 7, 2014 ... Upon arriving, they lit a smaller cauldron and the flame shot up the ... NBC Olympics correspondent Maria Sharapova was the first of the ...

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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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Olympic Torch Relay Facts & Figures - Winter Olympics | Olympic.org

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Download the Olympic Torch Relay reference document (Winter) ... For the first time at an edition of the Olympic Winter Games a symbolic fire was lit. A symbolic  ...

Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay gets under way as Olympic flame lit ...

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Apr 21, 2016 ... The lighting marks the symbolic start of the Olympic Torch Relay, which ... at the Panathenaic Stadium, site of the first modern Olympic Games ...

Seven things you may not know about the Olympic Flame - Euronews

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Apr 20, 2016 ... It's the place where the flame for the Modern Olympics is being lit. ... flame, and the Olympic Torch Relay that follows, happened for the first time ...