Image: Dancers dressed as priestesses hand over the Olympic flame during the ceremonial lighting of the Olympic flame in Ancient Olympia, Greece.

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Image: Dancers dressed as priestesses hand over the Olympic flame during the ceremonial lighting of the Olympic flame in Ancient Olympia, Greece.

Rio 2016 Olympic Flame is lit in Greece -  The Rio 2016 Olympic torch was lit for the first time by Greek gymnast Eleftherios Petrounias, who last week won the silver medal at the artistic gymnastics test event in Rio de Janeiro. ·         He was the first bearer to run with the torch, crossing the Ancient Stadium and reaching the Pierre de Coubertin monument. ·         Petrounias handed the Olympic Flame to Giovane Gávio. The former volleyball player and two-time Olympic champion was the…

Rio 2016 Olympic Flame is lit in Greece - The Rio 2016 Olympic torch was lit for the first time by Greek gymnast Eleftherios Petrounias, who last week won the silver medal at the artistic gymnastics test event in Rio de Janeiro. · He was the first bearer to run with the torch, crossing the Ancient Stadium and reaching the Pierre de Coubertin monument. · Petrounias handed the Olympic Flame to Giovane Gávio. The former volleyball player and two-time Olympic champion was the…

Rio 2016 Olympic Flame is lit in Greece - In perfect weather, the flame was lit by sun rays in the temple of Hera, Olympia, by Katerina Lehou – a Greek actress who played the role of High Priestess, dressed in costume by compatriot and stylist Eleni Kyriacou, a pupil of Alexander McQueen.

Rio 2016 Olympic Flame is lit in Greece - In perfect weather, the flame was lit by sun rays in the temple of Hera, Olympia, by Katerina Lehou – a Greek actress who played the role of High Priestess, dressed in costume by compatriot and stylist Eleni Kyriacou, a pupil of Alexander McQueen.

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Greek actress Katerina Lehou playing the role of High Priestess lights a torch from the sun's rays reflected in a parabolic mirror during the dress rehearsal for the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece April 20 2016.  Photograph by Yannis Behrakis@reuters. #Olympics

Greek actress Katerina Lehou playing the role of High Priestess lights a torch from the sun's rays reflected in a parabolic mirror during the dress rehearsal for the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece April 20 2016. Photograph by Yannis Behrakis@reuters. #Olympics

Highlights of the Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games - YouTube

Highlights of the Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games - YouTube

A photo shows the cauldron bearing the Olympic flame during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016. / AFP / Odd ANDERSEN

Closing Ceremony 2016 Olympic Games - Olympics: Day 16

A photo shows the cauldron bearing the Olympic flame during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016. / AFP / Odd ANDERSEN

Singer Mariene de Castro performs in front of the Olympic Cauldron while the Olympic flame is being extinguished during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Mariene de Castro Photos Photos: Closing Ceremony 2016 Olympic Games - Olympics: Day 16

Singer Mariene de Castro performs in front of the Olympic Cauldron while the Olympic flame is being extinguished during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Olympics flame burns brightly - A look back at the Olympics flame ahead of Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony - A general view of the Olympic Flame held by a torch bearer in 1998.

Olympics flame burns brightly - A look back at the Olympics flame ahead of Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony - A general view of the Olympic Flame held by a torch bearer in 1998.

The Olympic Flame at Praca da Candelaria downtown Rio de Janeiro during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 7 2016 in Rio de…

The Olympic Flame at Praca da Candelaria downtown Rio de Janeiro during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 7 2016 in Rio de…

The Olympic flame and cauldron is reflected in Anthony Howe's sculpture during…

The Olympic flame and cauldron is reflected in Anthony Howe's sculpture during…

Olympics flame burns brightly - A look back at the Olympics flame ahead of Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony - The Olympic Flame at the National Stadium on Day 7 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 15, 2008 in Beijing, China.

Olympics flame burns brightly - A look back at the Olympics flame ahead of Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony - The Olympic Flame at the National Stadium on Day 7 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 15, 2008 in Beijing, China.

A picture taken on August 21, 2016 shows the Olympic flame during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. / AFP / Fabrice COFFRINI

Closing Ceremony 2016 Olympic Games - Olympics: Day 16

A picture taken on August 21, 2016 shows the Olympic flame during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. / AFP / Fabrice COFFRINI

Singer Mariene de Castro performs in front of the Olympic Cauldron while the Olympic flame is being extinguished during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Mariene de Castro Photos Photos: Closing Ceremony 2016 Olympic Games - Olympics: Day 16

Singer Mariene de Castro performs in front of the Olympic Cauldron while the Olympic flame is being extinguished during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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