THE OLYMPIC TORCH. THE OLYMPICS. The fire for the cauldron is lit using a parabolic mirror. This type of mirror is shaped so that it concentrates the sun’s rays and a fire starts. These women are dressed in traditional Greek gowns. We live in Canada in North America.. Greece is in
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The fire for the cauldron is lit using a parabolic mirror. This type of mirror
is shaped so that it concentrates the sun’s rays and a fire starts. These
women are dressed in traditional Greek gowns.
Europe on the other side of the world. The flame is
lit in Greece and brought to Canada.
The torch tradition started in Greece before 1928 when a man stole fire from the Greek God, Zeus. You can see Greece on this map of the world. It is the red country.
It will travel 14,000 kilometers. It will begin its journey in British
Columbia and will end its journey in Vancouver where a
gigantic cauldron will be lit.
In Barcelona in 1992 Antonio Rebollo, an archer at the Olympics was to light the
cauldron with his flaming arrow. (He was actually told to miss because some
people thought he might hit it into the stands. )
special needs have lit the cauldron.
It would be fun to go to the Olympics. If I went I would want to go with my mom and dad. Some of the tickets for the opening ceremonies cost as much as $5,500.00. Wow!! I would make sure I took my camera.
SD 23 Kelowna, B.C.