How does the Olympic torch get lit?

How did they light the first Olympic torch?

For the first time, a man and a woman ran the flame into the Olympic Stadium together, and lit the cauldron (they later married). Over 1,200 torchbearers were used to transport the flame from Olympia to Montreal. Olive oil was used as fuel for the torches, honoring the origin of the Olympic fire.

Where is Olympic torch now?

After the postponement of the Summer Olympics to 2021, the torch display remained in Fukushima for at least a month before subsequently moved to Tokyo. The Olympic Flame would be later placed on display at Japan Olympic Museum from 1 September 2020 until 30 November 2020.

Who lit the Olympic torch?

People who have lit the Olympic cauldron

Games Location Lighter
2016 Summer Rio de Janeiro Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima (stadium cauldron)
Jorge Gomes (public cauldron)
2018 Winter Pyeongchang Yuna Kim
2020 Summer Tokyo Naomi Osaka (stadium cauldron)
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