Thursday, July 19, 2012
Olympic London 2012
Swifter,higher,stronger is the Motto for the Olympic Games. The latin words for swifter,higher,stronger is Citius Altius Fortius. Baron de Coubertin borrowed the motto from his Father,Henri Martin Dideon,a headmaster of a school in paris. They use this motto to encourage the athletes.
The Flames is one of the ancient traditions that they use in the olympics. It starts in Olympia,greece,when it gets lit ONLY by the sun's rays months before the opening ceremony. Then gets relayed to country to country until it gets to the host city.
The flame gets carried into the stadium to the cauldron,where it gets lit until the it burns out or until the last event,then it gets extinguished. Only one famous person can light the cauldron. I think the person who lights the cauldron is David Beckham this year.