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Before Olympic Games, the Olympic Flame is brought to the host city by a torch relay. Then, during the Olympic Games, the Olympic Flame is burning in the Olympic Cauldron located in or close to the stadium. However, I heard that the Olympic Flame is also burning during Olympia and will never be extinguished.

So I'm looking for the place where I can see the Olympic Flame during Olympiad. I guess it could be located in Greece, the place of the first Olympics?

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  • Do you mean olympiad?
    – mouviciel
    May 9 '12 at 12:26
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According to Wikipedia, the olympic flame is ignited at Olympia, Greece, from the action of the Sun. No eternal flame seems to exist at this site.

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  • Wikipedia also says: "According to legend, the torch's flame has been kept burning ever since the first Olympics." May 9 '12 at 13:03
  • Yes. Not only it says "according to the legend" but also mentions that sentence as [dubious - discuss]. I didn't success in obtaining facts about it.
    – mouviciel
    May 9 '12 at 13:13

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