It commemorates the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus.
The fire was reintroduced at the summer Olympics in Amsterdam in and it has been part of the modern Games ever since. Torches date from the XIth Olympiad held in Berlin in - the year the torch relay from Greece to the host city was introduced.
UK selected England N. Image caption The cup was held aloft at the first modern Games The winner's cup from the first Olympic marathon at the Athens Games is to stay in Greece after being bought by a foundation at an auction at Christie's. It is believed to be a world record amount paid for an item of auctioned Olympic memorabilia.
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The cup will be put on permanent public display in Athens from More on this story. Following in the family footsteps. Appeal for Olympics memorabilia. Rare Olympic programme found. The rings were supposed to be used on flags and signage at the Games, but these were cancelled because of the Great War.
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The rings debuted at the Games in Antwerp, Belgium. He never said nor wrote that any specific ring represents a specific continent. Rugby Sevens and golf are two of the new sports to be added to the bill this year.
Rio has been preparing for the Games since when they were announced. The downtown area, in particular, has been spruced up, and test events are now in full swing.
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