Torch is lit for Vancouver Winter Olympic Games

October 22, 2009
It’s the site of the Ancient Games and the sanctuary of Zeus, the father of the Gods.
The ceremony itself took place at the temple of Hera within the Olympia site, where the ruins of a temple dedicated to this goddess remain.
Once the Olympic Flame was lit and placed in an urn, the high priestess brought it to the Pierre de Coubertin monument and handed it over to the first torchbearer marking the start of the eight-day Greek stage of the Olympic Flame’s journey.
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