With all the junk in the news about the seemingly sacred Olympic Torch, I was amused
to see this story from the BBC. Have to admit I thought the torch lighting and carrying
dated back to ancient Greece, but it was actually started by Hitler's Nazis.
The Olympic Torch's Shadowy
The Olympic torch is being welcomed this weekend in
the UK as a symbol of the sporting spirit, uniting people around the world in peaceful
But the idea of lighting the torch at the ancient Olympian site
in Greece and then running it through different countries has much darker origins.
It was invented in its modern form by the organisers of the 1936 Olympics in
And it was planned with immense care by the Nazi leadership to project
the image of the Third Reich..........