Home » Galleries » Modern Olympics

Lighting Today's Olympic Flame

Today the Olympic Games are the world's largest pageant of athletic skill and competitive spirit.

The Olympic Flame is central to it all and represents the Spirit of the Games.

This embroidery shows a torchbearer receiving the freshly ignited flame from a High Priestess.

They are surrounded by the ruins of Ancient Olympia - birthplace of the Games in 776 B.C.

The High Priestess will have ignited the Flame from the sun using a convex dish which concentrates the light into one focal point.

In our modern Olympics, the flame will be taken by relay of dozens, sometimes hundreds, of runners to the main stadium wherever the Games are to be replayed.

In celebration of this great event, I wish to give this embroidery to the International Olympic Committee supervising the London Olympic Games in 2012.

The Flame Today

Modern Flame
I based my artwork on this one