2006 Winter Olympics - Torino, Italy
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The flag of the Olympic Games has five interlocking rings (blue, yellow, black, green, and red) on a white ground.
The rings represent the five parts of the world that were joined together in the Olympic movement:
Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe.
The Ancient Olympics:
The ancient Greeks held the first Olympic games in the year 776 BC, and featured only one event.
Every four years, for 1,170 years, the Greeks held an Olympics, which continued to grow and change.
The Olympics Torch:
For each Olympics, a new flame is started in the ancient Olympic stadium in Olympia, Greece, using a parabolic mirror to focus the rays of the Sun. This flame begins its Olympic Torch Relay by touring Greece. The flame is then taken to the country where the games will be held.
It is usually transported by airplane. The flame is then carried around the country where the games are to be held, using a series of torches carried by people running, walking, riding horses and camels, scuba diving, and using other means of transportation. The last runner has the honor of using a torch to light the large Olympic torch which burns throughout the games. The flame is extinguished during the closing ceremonies. A new Olympics torch is designed for each of the games.
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