Is the Olympic flame still burning?

What happened to the Olympic torch 2020?

The end of the relay was the finale of the 2020 Summer Olympics opening ceremony on 23 July 2021. … The relay was suspended on 25 March 2020, a day before the Japanese relay was due to start, and the torch was moved to Tokyo for exhibition until the relay resumed as planned on 25 March 2021.

How was the Olympic Torch Lit 2021?

At the ceremony, a parabolic mirror and the sun’s rays are used to ignite the Olympic flame. The flame is then passed on to the first torchbearer of the Olympic torch relay. … The lighting ceremony was held on March 12, 2020, shortly before the Games were officially postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Has anyone dropped the Olympic torch?

When a torch on the relay goes out, it is simply re-lit from a backup flame. The Olympic cauldron itself has been extinguished by accident once, when a rainstorm hit the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

What does the Olympic motto Citius?

The Olympic motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius” (“Faster, Higher, Stronger”) was coined by Father Henri Didon, who was a close friend of Baron Pierre de Coubertin. It was adopted by the IOC in 1894.

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