The Olympic flame , which symbolizes the Olympic ideal, fact part of the ceremonial of the Olympic Games.
- the flame is lit with Olympie, in Greece and it is carried, if possible with foot, towards the organizing city of the plays.
- Each participant carries the Olympic torch on a short distance, and gives it to another carrier. The Relais ends at the time of the opening ceremony of the plays.
the last carrier, generally a sporting Champion of the organizing country of the plays, lights with its torch the Olympic flame, which burns throughout all play.
- It is extinct at the time of the closing ceremony.
HistoryThe Olympic flame burned for the first time at the time of the Olympic Games of summer of 1928, with Amsterdam. There was no yet relay to carry the torch.
On an idea of Carl Diem, the first relay with the torch took place at the time of the Olympic Games of summer of 1936 with Berlin. Since, the relay and the lighting of the flame took place with each Olympic Games of summer.
The flame of the Winter Olympics was lit for the first time for the Winter Olympics of 1952. On this occasion, the flame was lit in the house of Sondre Norheim, pioneer Norwegian of the winter sports.
Internal bondsOlympic Oath
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