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The tradition of carrying the Olympic flame from Greece to where ever the games are held was Hitler's idea for the Munich Olympics. People so enjoyed seeing the runners carrying the flame that despite Hitler's reputation, the Olympic Committee decided to keep doing it.



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Did you know that it was also because of Hitler that the heads of state of the host countries are now only allowed to say the phrase "I declare these games of the ____ Summer/Winter Olympiad officially open" ?

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Didn't know this! Cool! :)))

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i thought everyone knew that, it is comon knowlege

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Yep I did know that, but thanks for bringing it to everyones attention! :-)

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Yes I knew of it. In keeping with the spectacle of Aryan supremacy he decided to do that. You should see the movie Olympia by Leni Reifenstal, a documentary of the 1936 Berlin Games. I am a sort of expert in Olympic history.

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