The Olympic flame started at the ancient Olympic games.The flame was first ignited at Olympia which is in Greece. At the closing of the Olympic games the flame is put out.
In Olympia they light the Olympic torch.The greeks have a big curved mirror which shines when you turn it to the sun .Women from Olympia are dressed in ancient robes and perform the ceremony.
The lighting of the Olympic torch is one of the most important thing at the opening ceremony. It will be there when all of the athletes play their sports.