RIO 2016

  1. It was part of a Religious Festival.
  2. Pierre De Coubertin decided that it would be a good if everyone came together to play sport and would encourage peace with the countries he thought this in 1896.
  3. So that the sacred olive leaves from the wreath would be taken to the Olympia olive trees near the Temple Of The Greek Gods.
  4. probably they thought that they would get hurt and also that they thought men were more sacred because of the god Zeus.
  5. The Torch comes from Olympia, and is lit to be used so it can light a couldron that symbolises the start of the games.

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