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The Olympic flame is a symbol used in the Olympic movement. A few months before the Olympic Games in Greece, the Olympic flame is lit at Olympia, Greece. This ceremony opens the Olympic flame, which officially ends with the ignition of the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. Then the flame continues to burn in the cauldron all the time until it is extinguished during the Olympic closing ceremony.

The Olympic flame as a symbol of the modern Olympic movement was introduced by architect Jan Wils, who designed the stadium for the Summer Olympic Games in Amsterdam in 1928.

The idea of ​​the Olympic flame came from ancient Greece, where the sacred fire continued to burn throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics on the altar of the Hestia sanctuary. In ancient Greek mythology, fire has a divine connotation – it is believed that it was stolen by the gods of Prometheus. Sacred lights were present in many ancient Greek sanctuaries, including Olympia. Every four years, when Zeus was honoured at the Olympics, additional lights were lit in his temple and that of his wife, Hera. The modern Olympic flame is ignited at the site where the temple of Hera used to stand.

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At the beginning of the ceremony, the first Olympic anthem was sung, followed by the national anthem of the country where the Olympic Games are held, and the national anthem of Greece, as well as flags were raised.

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