Did you know the Olympic Torch relay was invented in its modern form by the Nazis?
Feb17

Did you know the Olympic Torch relay was invented in its modern form by the Nazis?

It was planned with immense care by the Nazi leadership to project the image of the Third Reich as a modern, economically dynamic state with growing international influence. The organiser of the 1936 Olympics, Carl Diem, wanted an event linking the modern Olympics to the ancient. The idea chimed perfectly with the Nazi belief that classical Greece was an Aryan forerunner of the modern German Reich. And the event blended perfectly the...

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