2012 - Summer Olympics:
By Christopher and Anamaria
L.I.- W.A.L.T.- write about the 2012 Summer Olympic. Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I can give information about the 2012 Summer Olympics.
History: flame and torch :The ancient Greeks believed that fire was given to the humankind by Prometheus. Mirrors were used to focus the sun rays to ignite flames that would burn perpetually in front of the Greek temples. The Olympic Flame began in 1936 in Berlin games. 3,330 runners brought the torch with flames.
Host Country : London , United Kingdom
First torch lighter- Spyros Gianniotis is a swimmer .
Last torch lighter- Desiree Henry is an athlete .
How many torch bearers altogether- 8,500
Counties they travel in 4 years- they travel in 6 countries.
Olympic Torch Design- The triangular shape of torches represents the Olympic values, respect , excellence and friendship. The Olympic torch is gold.