Baron Pierre de Coubertin Various uses of the term "Olympic" to describe athletic events in the modern era have been documented since the 17th century.
Factsheet arrow Getty Images The Ancient Greeks considered fire to be a divine element, and they maintained perpetual fires in front of their principal temples.
This was the case in the sanctuary of Olympia, where the Ancient Olympic Games took place. The flame was lit using the rays of the sun, to ensure its purity, and a skaphia, the ancestor of the parabolic mirror used today for lighting the Olympic flame.
A flame burned permanently on the altar of the goddess Hestia, and such fires were also lit on the altars of Zeus and Hera, in front of whose temple the Olympic flame is lit today.
In the context of the modern Games, the Olympic flame represents the positive values that Man has always associated with fire.
The choice of Olympia as a departure point emphasises the link between the Ancient and Modern Games and underlines the profound connection between these two events. A relay precedes the arrival of the flame at its final destination: When the flame finally arrives at its destination, the final torchbearer s run into the stadium to light the Olympic cauldron with the flame, which remains lit for the duration of the Games and is extinguished only at the Closing Ceremony of the Games.
Like the messengers who proclaimed the sacred Olympic truce, the runners who carry the Olympic flame carry a message of peace on their journey. The Relay of Peace - London In a Europe sorely afflicted by the war, the relay carried a welcome message of peace.
The first runner, Corporal Dimitrelis, took off his military uniform before carrying the flame, commemorating the sacred truce observed in Ancient Greece.
The planned route highlighted border crossings, where festivities were organised to celebrate the return of peace. The ancient Relay — Rome The relay shone the spotlight on the two poles of classical civilisation: For the first time, the relay was televised and the event closely followed by the media.
The idea was to underline the link between Mediterranean and Latin-American civilisations and between ancient Greco-Latin and Pre-Hispanic civilisations.
The reappearance of the sun at dawn symbolised the renewal of the world. Its route, which was a zigzag from east to west, symbolised the harmony to be found in the balance between two opposite poles.
Some of the torchbearers did not wear the official uniform provided by the Games Organising Committee, but instead wore regional or traditional costumes. The Torch relay visited 12 Oceanic countries before it arrived in Australia. The Aboriginal athlete Nova Peris-Kneebone, Olympic field hockey champion, was the first runner in the relay.
The enthusiasm of the crowd along the relay route grew bigger and bigger. One million spectators welcomed the arrival of the flame in Sydney.
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Traditionally, relays have been carried out on foot for BerlinLondon and Moscow the relays were entirely run in this way.
Although at the beginning, runners were mainly selected from amongst athletes, gradually the general public began to participate as well. As the celebration of the Olympic Games has evolved, so has the Olympic torch relay.
The modes of transport have slowly become more and more diversified, not only for practical reasons, but also to showcase the particularities of the regions crossed. The flame in the snow! Legendary Norwegian skiers or their descendants carried out the entirety of the transport of the flame Oslo The flame went into the Arctic Circle at Inuvik, with stages carried out by snow-bike and skidoo Calgarythe flame has also visited Alert, the northernmost permanently inhabited community in the world Vancouver The flame in the water, on the water and under water!
In the sea off Veracruz, Mexico, swimmers carried the flame from the boat Durango to the shore Mexico A diver swam across the port of Marseilles holding the flame out of the water Grenoble A diver even carried the flame under water at the Great Barrier Reef Sydney In Venise, a Gondola was used to cross the Canal Grande Torino and for the relay, the flame was carried by a surfer Vancouver The flame in the air, through the air and in space!
The flame made its first trip in an aeroplane Oslo A relay precedes the arrival of the flame at its final destination: the Olympic stadium in the host city of the Olympic Games. The Organising committee of the Olympic Games is responsible for bringing the Olympic flame to the Olympic stadium (Olympic Charter, Rule .
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