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 ... The first fire of the Olympic Winter Games was introduced at the
IV Olympic Winter Games 1936 in Garm...
Apr 19, 2016 ... The Olympic flame made its first appearance of the modern era at Amsterdam
1928, where it was lit atop a tower overlooking the Olympic ...
Apr 21, 2016 ... The Olympic flame for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 was lit today in ... April at the
Panathenaic Stadium, site of the first modern Olympic Games ...
From the lighting ceremony in Olympia to the latest Torch Relay news, learn
about the significance of the flame and view video highlights from past relays.
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. ...
The 1984 Winter Games were preceded by two torch relays, one from Norheim's
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 ...
Fire as a symbol in the form of the Olympic flame was first used in the ... The
Olympic torch relay begins at the site of the ancient Olympics in Olympia, Greece.
May 17, 2012 ... The ritual of the Olympic torch relay originated not in ancient Greece, but in ...
While the Olympic torch relay evokes the spirit of ancient Greece, it was first
concocted by a ... the flame from the cradle of the ancient Olympics to Berlin's
Olympic ... by German chemists to stay lit regardless of weather conditio...
Aug 5, 2016 ... This evening, billions of people from around the world will tune in to watch the
opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.