Has anyone ever dropped the Olympic torch?
The Olympic cauldron itself has been extinguished by accident once, when a rainstorm hit the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was initially re-lit using a cigarette lighter, before being extinguished again and re-lit using a backup flame.
How much is a 1996 Olympic torch worth?
It’s unclear what this replica torch from the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games would be worth, but torches used on the 1996 route have value, despite their abundance. About 17,000 torches were made, and today, they sell for around $1,500.
Is the Olympic torch always moving?
After being lit, the flame in the Olympic cauldron continues to burn throughout the Games, until the closing ceremony, when it is finally put out, symbolizing the official end of the Games.
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 much is an Olympic torch?
Torch selling price and Olympic Games: 1980 Lake Placid: $38,250. 1976 Innsbruck: $25,124. 2020 Tokyo: $18,529.
How many Olympic torches are there?
Summer Olympic torch designs
|2012||London, United Kingdom||8,750|
|2016||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||12,000|
Who lights the Olympic torch?
People who have lit the Olympic cauldron
|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)|
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.