Olympic Flame/Ολυμπιακή Φλόγα

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The rehearsal of the ‘lighting of the flame ceremony’ in Ancient Olympia. The actual ceremony will take place tomorrow. No spectators can get this close on that day.The photographs were taken courtesy of my cousin who is lucky enough to work at the ancient site inspite of the hot sun 😉 The flame will travel all the way to Brazil for the summer Olympic games.

I remember being in the ancient stadium for the Athens 2004 Olympic flame ceremony. It was a very cloudy day and then at the right moment the clouds opened up at the and the sun shined through, and the flame was lit. It was a very magical and memorable experience!

 

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