Concerning the photograph: Flames burn within the Olympic cauldron after being lit all through the outlet rite of the 2016 Summer season Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016.
The Related Press has lined each trendy Olympics, and that incorporates images of the Olympic flame each alongside the torch relay direction and within the cauldron.
The Olympic flame was once presented on the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. The torch relay started 8 years later forward of the 1936 Berlin Video games.
The flame starts its lifestyles at a lights rite in Historic Olympia, the place the unique Olympics have been held for hundreds of years.
Through the years, the flame has performed a larger and larger position on the opening rite, with the identification of the overall torch bearer — steadily former Olympic greats from the host nation — being the subject of feverish dialogue.
Muhammad Ali, a gold medalist on the 1960 Rome Olympics, lit the torch on the 1996 Atlanta Video games. 4 years later, Cathy Freeman lit the flame in Sydney and changed into the one particular person to gentle a cauldron and win a gold medal in the similar video games.
One of the memorable lightings got here on the 1992 Barcelona Olympics when Paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo shot a fiery arrow excessive of the cauldron, igniting the gases from inside.
The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Video games started Thursday, however don’t be expecting to understand the title of the one that gentle the cauldron on July 23 on the opening rite till moments earlier than it occurs.
And when it does, the AP shall be there to report it.