The flame that lights the Olympic torch all the way to London begins on the site of the first Games, in front of the 2,600-year-old Temple of Hera in Olympia, Greece. The ritual reveals itself in an intense practice session.
May 09, 2012
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Actresses perform during the Olympic torch lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia, the sanctuary where the Olympic Games were first held in 776 B.C.