How far does the Olympic torch travel?

How far do they run with the torch?

Each torchbearer will run about 200 metres. (Please note that the running distance may be more or may be less than 200 metres. Torchbearers may run at their own speed and at a relaxed pace.)

How is the Olympic torch transported?

The flame is carried by relay all the way to its final destination in the stadium. Although it is usually carried by runners on foot, other modes of transport are also used. For air transportation, the flame is sheltered in a security lamp, similar to a miner’s lamp. At night time, it is kept in a special cauldron.

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.

How does the Olympic torch stay lit underwater?

The Olympic flame was able to stay lit during the dive thanks to a special burner, which was designed and developed in a similar way to flares used for warning signals at sea.

How does the Olympic torch travel from continent to continent?

Since it has to get from Greece to Switzerland to the official country hosting the Olympic Games, it travels by plane to get there quickly. Once on land, the torchbearers can take over. Overall, the torch will travel 30,000 km: 20,000 km on the ground and 10,000 km in an airplane!

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