Where is the original Olympic flame?

Has the Olympic torch been dropped?

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.

Who invented the Olympic torch run?

Carl Diem used the idea of the torch relay devised for the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin by a Jewish archaeologist and sports official, Alfred Schiff . The Berlin Olympic Games were organized by the Nazi Party under the guidance of Joseph Goebbels.

How far does the Olympic torch travel?

2020 Summer Olympics torch relay

Host city Tokyo, Japan
Distance 20,000 kilometres (12,000 mi)
Theme Hope Lights Our Way
Start date 12 March 2020 (Greece) 25 March 2021 (Japan relay)
End date 25 March 2020 (Japan) 23 July 2021 (Japan relay)

How many Olympic torches are made?

Summer Olympic torch designs

Games Host Numbers produced
2008 Beijing, China 26,440
2012 London, United Kingdom 8,750
2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 12,000
2020 Tokyo, Japan TBA
IT IS IMPORTANT:  Who is the most decorated Canadian Olympian?