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Does the Olympic flame ever go out?


olympic flame greeceDoes the Olympic flame ever go out? How do they transport it from Greece to Britain?
Louise, West Ham


** Definitive **
Name: Barry, Colchester
Qualification: My PE teacher represented Britain at trampolining
Answer: It never goes out from the moment it’s lit in Greece until the time it is extinguished at the end of the Olympics. It is then transported to the UK via a glass lantern. Each the torch for the torch relay, will be lit from this flame. The person that looks after it is called the Keeper Of The Flame.

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