The Olympic Torch is the symbol of the Olympic Games. But do you still know what is symbolizes? It reminds us all of the god Prometheus who stole the fire from the other gods to give it to humans. And he did pay dearly for it, being tortured every day. Nowadays, the torch is lit months before the games and carried from Olympia, Greece, to the city hosting that year's winter or summer games. Eleven women impersonating ancient priestesses perform a ceremony during which the Sun ignites the torch.
The the Torch Relay starts - people run short distances carrying it and then pass it on. It all lasts until the eve of the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games. Right now you have a say in who carries the torch. Nominate torchbearers for the historic Torch Relay to theBeijing 2008 Olympic Games
. You can nominate yourself or a friend who complies with a few simple rules, such as being able to run 400m while carry the Olympic flame or being over 14 years of age. So join Samsung in their quest to find torchbearers!
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