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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 - Highlights, Origins, Facts & Figures


From the lighting ceremony in Olympia to the latest London 2012 Torch Relay news Learn about the origin and significance of the flame or travel back in time to  ...

Olympic Torch Relay - Rio 2016 Route and Torch Bearers


Follow the Olympic Torch Relay to Rio! Over 12000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic flame through 329 Brazilian cities between May 3-Aug 5, 2016.

Rio 2016: Olympic Flame Arrives in Brazil Ahead of Games - NBC ...


May 4, 2016 ... The Olympic flame is due to arrive in Brazil on Tuesday, where it will be carried on a relay route designed to showcase its beauty and diversity.

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 torch for Rio games lit at ancient Greek site - BBC News


Apr 21, 2016 ... The flame for the Olympic Games in Brazil is lit in southern Greece before it is taken on an international torch relay ahead of the opening ...

Rio 2016 Olympic flame is lit at temple of Hera in Greece | Sport ...


Apr 21, 2016 ... The official countdown to this year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics has begun with the lighting of the torch at the site of the ancient Games, which ...

Carrying the Olympic Torch With Diabetes! - Healthline


At least two dozen people with diabetes made it to the Olympics in 2012, see who has carried the diabetes torch in the past to represent the community.

Olympics 2016: Torch begins journey to Brazil - CNN.com


Apr 21, 2016 ... The Olympic torch has been lit in southern Greece, kicking off the countdown to Rio 2016.

The Torch Relay - How Olympic Torches Work | HowStuffWorks


The Torch Relay - Every two years, the Olympic torch makes its way through a huge relay to the Opening Ceremony that kicks off the Olympic Games. Learn all  ...

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.