The Olympic Flame

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Ancient Greeks believed that the fire was stolen from Mount Olympus, the home of the gods and given to mankind by Prometheus and they considered fire to have sacred qualities.

In 1928 at the Modern Olympic Games in Amsterdam, a flame was lit and remained lit throughout the games, this was again repeated in the Los Angeles Games in 1932.

In the 1936 Games, the tourch was lit with a torch flame bourne directly from Olympia and was then carried by a team of relay runners to Berlin in what has now become the tradition of the modern games.


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