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Actress Ino Menegaki, acting as high priestess, lights the Olympic torch on May, 2012 during the lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia the sanctuary where the Olympic Games were born in 776 B.C.  AFP

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  • Hussain Saturday, 12 May 2012 09:45 PM

    This is an ancient ceremony with tradition and from Greek myth. The Olympic Flame is a symbol of the Olympic Games. (Commemorating the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus), its origins lie in ancient Greece, where a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics. The Olympic Torch today is ignited several months before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games at the site of the ancient Olympics in Olympia, Greece. Eleven women, representing the 'Vestal Virgins', perform a ceremony in which the torch is kindled by the light of the Sun, its rays concentrated by a parabolic mirror.

    asoka Sunday, 13 May 2012 07:13 AM

    Thank you Mr. Hussein...

    Bigfoot Saturday, 12 May 2012 02:58 PM

    Soon Greece will be in back to the original olympics.

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