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Olympic flame lit For Olympic Games Paris 2024 in Ancient Olympia

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 17-04-2024
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The flame for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 has been lit in Ancient Olympia on the eve of 100 days to go . 

  • The Olympic flame, a sign of  peace and hope, is now ready to journey across Greece before reaching France. 
  • It will arrive in Marseille on 8 May, from where it will travel across the entire country, and some French territories, at the last will arrive at the Opening Ceremony in Paris on 26 July.

Olympic flame

The Olympic flame is the flame that is ignited in Olympia with the approval of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). 

In the context of the modern Games, the Olympic flame represents the positive values that humans have always associated with the symbolism of fire. 

This creates a connection between the ancient and modern Games. The Olympic flame symbolizes the spirit, knowledge, and life. The Torch Relay passes the flame from one person to another, representing the transfer of this symbolic fire from one generation to another.

Olympia, Greece

The Olympic Games, the most famous and important sporting event in the ancient world, were held every four years in Olympia from 776 BC to 393 AD. From about the 10th century BC Olympia was also a place of worship dedicated to the Greek god Zeus .

Motto of the Olympic Games

The Olympic Games, an event that represents the unity and enthusiasm of the human spirit, has the motto "Citius, Altius, Fortius", which means "Swifter, Higher, Stronger" in Latin. Baron de Coubertin borrowed this motto from Father Henri Martin Dideono, the headmaster of Arcueil College in Paris.

Olympic Rings

The Olympic rings were created in 1913 by Coubertin to represent the five continents: Africa, America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. 

Paris Summer Olympics  

The Paris Summer Olympics are scheduled to take place in Paris, France, from 26th July to 11th August 2024. This will be the third time Paris has hosted the Summer Olympics, having previously hosted the games in 1900 and 1924.

Approximately 10,500 athletes representing 206 National Olympic committees are expected to participate in the Paris Olympics in 2024. The games will feature four new sports including Breaking, Surfing, Sport Climbing, and Skateboarding.

President of Indian Olympic Association: P.T.Usha

International Olympic Committee (IOC):

Founded: June 23, 1894

Chairman: Thomas Bach

Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is a non-profit, independent organization dedicated to promoting sports for a better world. It is responsible for organizing the Olympic Games, supporting different affiliated member organizations and promoting Olympic values in appropriate ways.


Answer: Olympia, Greece

Answer: Paris

answer: Lausanne, Switzerland
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