The Olympic flame for the games in 2016 in Rio lit in Greece

Олимпийский огонь для игр в Рио-2016 зажжен в Греции

The ceremony of lighting the Olympic flame

Greece hosted the lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame

Greece hosted a beautiful ceremony of lighting the Olympic flame at the summer Olympics in Brazil.

The ritual of lighting the Olympic flame follows the ceremony, held in ancient Olympia.

In the beginning of the ceremony Greek actress Katerina LEGO of said symbolic prayer to Apollo, God of light and patron of the arts in Ancient Greece. Then she lit the flame using a parabolic mirror.

According to the international Olympic Committee, the fire in six days will be held around Greece, including will carry through a refugee camp in Athens. Olympic torch to be delivered to Brazil may 3: there it will be carried through 500 towns and villages within 100 days. The opening ceremony of the Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro on 5 August.

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