Have you ever seen the Opening Ceremony for an Olympic Games
on television? If so, you will probably realise it’s one of
the most exciting, memorable and entertaining aspects of the
Games, with fireworks, laser shows and amazing dances and
other whiz-bang performances.
However, it is the traditional rituals associated with each
Opening Ceremony that add that special and powerful feeling
to the Olympics – the raising of the Olympic flag, the parade
of athletes nation by nation and of course, the arrival of
the torch and lighting of the Olympic flame in the cauldron.
This unit, including information sheets and student
activities will help you find out more.