Monday, July 30, 2012

The Olympic torch

The Olympic flame was ignited by the sun in Olympia, Greece. And it must keep on burning until the closing of the Olympic games.

Nowadays, the tradition continues. 4 months before the Olympic games women in ancient white styled robes, light the torch from the sun by using a curved mirror. It is then passed runner to runner, until it reaches the host country.

While the flame stays alight it gets taken to the stadium. If it goes out there’s a spare fire to light the torch so the flame will keep on burning all the way until the Olympics conclude.

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