Olympic flame ceremony in pictures Women dressed as vestal virgins acted as guardians of the flame during the lighting ceremony. The specially-made torch was used to transfer the flame to the archaic pot, which was taken via an ancient pathway to the site of the first Olympic Games.
In the ancient Olympics, a boxer could keep punching a rival even after he’d gone down. Matches went on for hours. They only ended when one boxer gave up or got knocked out | The Olympics | Kids Discover