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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, ...

Olympic Torch Relay - History, Highlights & Torch Bearers


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.

The Olympic flame and The TOrch relay - Olympics

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


Today, the Olympic flame is lit in front of the ruins of the Temple of Hera in Olympia, Greece. The flame emphasizes the connection between the ancient games ...

Olympic Flame (@OlympicFlame) | Twitter


The latest Tweets from Olympic Flame (@OlympicFlame). Follow my journey from Ancient Olympia to #Rio2016 on Twitter, Periscope and Vine. I also Tweet in ...

The Olympic Torch Relay's Surprising Origins - History in the ...


May 17, 2012 ... The ritual of the Olympic torch relay originated not in ancient Greece, but in Nazi Germany.

Does the Olympic Flame Ever Go Out? | Wonderopolis


One of the most exciting parts of the opening ceremonies of any Olympic Games is the lighting of the cauldron with the Olympic flame. Today, Wonderopolis ...

The Nazi Olympics Berlin 1936: Inauguration of the Olympic Torch ...


On August 1, 1936, Hitler opened the 11th Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Inaugurating a new Olympic ritual, a lone runner arrived bearing a torch ...

How Hitler Invented the Olympic Torch - The Daily Beast


Aug 4, 2016 ... Tonight, the flame will arrive in Rio in an Opening Ceremony that features samba bands and Gisele on the catwalk. But the relay's secret history ...

How Is the Olympic Flame Lit—and How Does It Stay Lit? | Mental ...


Aug 5, 2016 ... The Olympic torch is reignited months before each new cycle of the games in a ceremony in Ancient Olympia, Greece. An actress playing an ...

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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London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay News - Olympics


Official source of news on the time-honoured ritual of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay - find the best videos and photos, plus top stories and featured ...

Rio 2016 Torch Relay - Olympic Torch Route & News - Olympics


Follow the Olympic Torch! The relay passes through the five regions of Brazil and takes in some of the country's most impressive features.

Olympic Torch Relay - Rio 2016 Achievement


The Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay is over but you can relive this amazing experience here. Get official information on Achievement.