Olympic Trivia: Torch Relay Originally Nazi Thoughts

The Olympic torch appeared in the ancient Olympic Games in ancient Greece and was reintroduced in the 1928…

The Olympic torch appeared in the ancient Olympic Games in ancient Greece and was reintroduced in the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam.


However, the Olympic torch relay itself was passed from Olympia to the city where the Olympic Games were held. It was originally introduced for the 1936 Berlin Nazi Olympics.

Olympic Trivia: Torch Relay Originally Nazi Thoughts
Olympic Trivia: Torch Relay Originally Nazi Thoughts

The games were organized by the Nazi authorities under the direction of the Propaganda Minister and Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Joseph Goebbels.

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