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Dedicated to all of my Brazilian friends.

In the beginning of the ceremony,the two flags parade in front of 30.000 people of Panathenaic stadium.The Olymbic flame will handed to the representative of Brazil to travel to Brazil and to mark the beginning of the 31th Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Olympic flame

Ancient OlympicsrnrnIn the time of the original games within the boundaries of Olympia, the altar of the sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Hestia maintained a continuous flame.For the ancient Greeks, fire had divine connotations梚t was thought to have been stolen from the gods by Prometheus. Therefore, fire was also present at many of the sanctuaries in Olympia, Greece. During the Olympic Games, which honoured Zeus, additional fires were lit at his temple and that of his wife, Hera. The modern Olympic flame is ignited at the site where the temple of Hestia used to stand.

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