"The Olympic flame wasn't part of the ancient games, and the torch relay didn't become a fixture in the modern Olympics until the 1936 Berlin Games, when it was part of the Nazi pageantry that promoted Hitler's beliefs of Aryan supremacy in the world of sports.
That first 12-day relay from Ancient Olympia to Berlin traversed Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and other nations that would later be invaded by the Nazis. And the torch was borne into the Reichstaddion by a blond, blue-eyed runner chosen for his Aryan features."
Top Chinese cops protect Olympic flame
http://news. yahoo.com/ s/ap/20080409/ ap_on_re_ as/torch_ men_in_blue_ 2
By ANITA CHANG, Associated Press Writer 9 April 2008
And now I think the flame should be torched!!