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Olympic Flame: Eternal Symbol



  May 09, 2024

OLYMPIC FLAME



What is the Olympic flame?

The Olympic flame is a symbol of the Olympic Games. Its origins trace back to the ancient Greeks, who maintained a fire burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics. The flame represents peace, unity, and the enduring spirit of competition.

How is the Olympic flame lit?

The lighting of the Olympic flame is performed at the Temple of Hera in Olympia, Greece, through a traditional ceremony. The flame is ignited using a parabolic mirror to focus the sun's rays, ensuring the flame is lit in a manner that honors the ancient origins of the Olympics.

What is the significance of the Olympic torch relay?

The Olympic torch relay represents the passing of the Olympic ideals from one generation to the next, across different countries and cultures. It culminates in the lighting of the Olympic cauldron at the host city's main stadium, marking the official start of the Games.

How long does the torch relay last?

The duration of the torch relay varies with each Olympic Games but typically spans several months and covers thousands of kilometers, involving numerous torchbearers who carry the flame across different countries.

Who can be a torchbearer?

Torchbearers are often selected for their contributions to the community, achievements, or inspiring stories. They can be athletes, celebrities, or ordinary people who embody the spirit and values of the Olympics.



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