11 Likes, 2 Comments - Evening Standard Sport (@standard_sport) on Instagram: “High priestess passes the Olympic flame at the Temple of Hera during the lighting ceremony of the…”

11 Likes, 2 Comments - Evening Standard Sport (@standard_sport) on Instagram: “High priestess passes the Olympic flame at the Temple of Hera during the lighting ceremony of the…”

The lighting of the Olympic Flame in Ancient Olympia. What an exciting time! Want to go.

The high priestess passes the Olympic flame she has just lit to a priestess holding a cauldron on Wednesday. May in Ancient Olympia, Greece.

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The Olympics flame is a symbol of the Olympics Games. Commemorating the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus, its origins lie in ancient Greece, where a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics. The fire was introduced at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, and it has been part of the modern Olympics Games ever since.

The Olympics flame is a symbol of the Olympics Games. Commemorating the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus, its origins lie in ancient Greece, where a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics. The fire was introduced at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, and it has been part of the modern Olympics Games ever since.

Olympic flame which will be used for the London 2012 torch relay has been lit during a ceremony in Olympia, Greece.

Olympic flame which will be used for the London 2012 torch relay has been lit during a ceremony in Olympia, Greece.

The High Priestess Maria Nafpliotou raises the Olympic flame during the Flame Lighting Ceremony for the Beijing Olympic Games, in Olympia, March 24, 2008

The High Priestess Maria Nafpliotou raises the Olympic flame during the Flame Lighting Ceremony for the Beijing Olympic Games, in Olympia, March 2008

May 10th, 2012: Olympic flame was lighted in Olimpia, Greece to continue its trip to Great Britain.

Greek actress Ino Menegaki (R), playing the role of High Priestess, lights the Olympic flame during the torch lighting ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece May REUTERS/John Kolesidis

Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony for Pyeongchang 2018 (video) | GreekReporter.com

Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony for Pyeongchang 2018 (video) | GreekReporter.com

OLYMPIA, GREECE - APRIL 20: The Olympic flame is lit at the Ancient Stadium during the Rehearsal for the Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame at Ancient Olympia on April 20, 2016 in Olympia, Greece. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

OLYMPIA, GREECE - APRIL The Olympic flame is lit at the Ancient Stadium during the Rehearsal for the Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame at Ancient Olympia on April 2016 in Olympia, Greece. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

The #Olympic torch is lit by an actress dressed as the High Priestess using a parabolic mirror to reflect the rays of the sun. The ceremony organised by the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) to light the Olympic Flame was held today inside the Temple of Hera at the historic ruins of the home of the ancient Olympic Games. #Greece

The High Priestess of Vesta, guard of the sacred fire, is relaying the Olympic Flame at the ruins of the historic Temple Of Hera in Ancient Olympia, Greece.

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High Priestess Ino Menegaki lights the Archaic Pot at the Ancient Stadium during the Rehearsal for the Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame at Ancient Olympia on May 2012 in Olympia, Greece.

Pyeongchang gets Olympic flame ahead of 100-day relay

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Olympic flame lit in GREECE - Ancient Olympia

Olympic flame lit in Greece

Olympic flame lit in GREECE - Ancient Olympia

For a brief moment the sun broke through the clouds in Ancient Olympia and the Olympic Flame was lit at the Dress Rehearsal for the @pyeongchang2018 Winter Olympics. PyeongChang is very close to my heart. I worked for the second and the third - the winning - bid and for two different heads of the Organizing Committee, advising on communicatons and international media. The 2018 Winter Olympics is about the New Horizons for winter sports in Asia, but it is something more: it’s about the…

For a brief moment the sun broke through the clouds in Ancient Olympia and the Olympic Flame was lit at the Dress Rehearsal for the @pyeongchang2018 Winter Olympics. PyeongChang is very close to my heart. I worked for the second and the third - the winning - bid and for two different heads of the Organizing Committee, advising on communicatons and international media. The 2018 Winter Olympics is about the New Horizons for winter sports in Asia, but it is something more: it’s about the…

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