How do they decide who lights the Olympic torch?
The final torchbearer, who lights the Olympic cauldron during the Opening Ceremony, is typically a famous athlete, or athletes, from the host country. But it isn’t always someone who is well-known or even an Olympian for that matter.
Who lit torch in Salt Lake City?
On 8 February 2002, at the Opening Ceremony, for the first time in Olympic history, an entire team, the winning US men’s ice hockey team from the 1980 Winter Games in Lake Placid, lit the Olympic cauldron.
How was the Olympic flame lit?
The flame is lit according to the ancient method of the sun’s rays in the parabolic mirror. The Olympic flame can only be lit in this way. The flame is placed in an urn and transported into the ancient stadium where it is given to the first runner by the high priestess responsible for this operation.
Who carried torch 2021?
On March 26, 2021, the 121-day-long Japan leg of the relay got underway in Fukushima Prefecture, where members of Japan’s 2011 World-Cup winning women’s soccer team were the first to carry the flame.
How many 2002 Olympic torches are there?
Winter Olympic torch designs
|2002||Salt Lake City, U.S.||12,000|
Who lit torch?
People who have lit the Olympic cauldron
|2016 Summer||Rio de Janeiro||Jorge Gomes (public cauldron)|
|2018 Winter||Pyeongchang||Yuna Kim|
|2020 Summer||Tokyo||Naomi Osaka (stadium cauldron)|
|Ayaka Takahashi (public cauldron)|
What happened to the 2020 Olympic flame?
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.