Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Olympic Flame and The Motto

The Olympic games motto is “Swifter, Higher, Stronger,” which encourages the athletes to strive and do their best. As this saying gives them more confidence it makes them view their effort as a victory. The well known saying “The important thing is not winning but taking part” can be compared to “Swifter, Higher, Stronger.”

The Olympic Torch is lit up in Olympia Greece by the sun's rays, months before the opening. This is a traditional event to remember the ancient olympics. It is now carried by many people in a relay to the host city, which is London.

Once the games have started, the torch is transferred into the stadium to the cauldron. After being brought into the stadium, it must be taken to the place where it will continue to burn for the entire length of the games. In the closing ceremony, the flame is now extinguished.


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