The Olympic Flame or Olympic Torch is a symbol of the Olympic Games. A committee plans the route that it goes through, which ends at the city where the event is being hosted. Sometimes people use the torch route to make a point. During the 2008 Olympic torch relay to Beijing, people talked about and held signs that were against China's human rights record and signs that said Tibet was not a part of China.
References[change | change source]
- "Britannica on Olympic Flame". Retrieved 2008-07-24.
Other websites[change | change source]
- IOC brochure on the history of Olympic Flame (1 MB PDF)Archived 2009-03-25 at the Wayback Machine
- Olympic torch technology