The Olympic games has a motto called Swifter Higher Stronger, and that well known saying helps encourage the athletes during the events. It makes them think of victory. They compare each athlete to another in a competition without understanding.
The torch of the olympics is only lit by sun rise only not by a match in Olympia ancient greece.they do it in memory of the origins of the olympics. It is carried by many people to get to the host city for the opening ceremony of the olympics. The torch is lit months before the ceremony starts.
At the beginning of the opening ceremony the torch lights the caldron. For the beginning of the olympics. Special people get asked to carry the torch all the way to London for this years olympics.