You asked: How does the Olympic torch travel from continent to continent?

How is 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.

How did the Olympic flame travel electronically?

The Olympic flame was placed in front of a sensor that detects ionised particles and was then encoded into impulses and sent via satellite to Ottawa. The arrival of the signal activated a laser that recreated the Olympic flame in a 90 cm urn in the Canadian city.

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.

Who carries the torch in the Olympics?

People who have lit the Olympic cauldron

Games Location Lighter
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)

How far does the Olympic torch travel?

2020 Summer Olympics torch relay

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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 was the first Olympic torch lit?

For the first time, a man and a woman ran the flame into the Olympic Stadium together, and lit the cauldron (they later married). Over 1,200 torchbearers were used to transport the flame from Olympia to Montreal. Olive oil was used as fuel for the torches, honoring the origin of the Olympic fire.

How was the Olympic torch lit in Ancient Greece?

The Olympic flame in ancient times

These Olympic fires were lit by torches carried from a sacred flame that burned always at the Temple of Hestia in Olympia, (Hestia was the goddess of the hearth or fireplace). The Olympic fires were kept burning until the Games were over.