Tuesday, 2 August 2016

The Olympic flame

The ancient greeks started the tradition of having an Olympic flame. In Olympia a sacred flame is lit by the sun's rays and stays alight until the games have ended. The flame symbolized a request for protection from Zeus and the athletes’ struggles for victory.

The modern flame symbolizes the light of the spirit, knowledge and life. To this day, the torch is still lit in Olympia in Greece, then carried by a relay team, passing runner to runner, until it reaches the host-city of the games. There, the cauldron will be lit and stay alight until the closing ceremony.

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  1. you guys are good drawers.
    I can draw similar pictures like that.
    it would be awesome if you could put some more drawings up.

  2. I loved all the facts that was put up.I was wondering where did you get all the facts?Did your teacher tell them to you?Has any of your family been in the Olympics?
    By keisha Room 9 Hamilton east school.