How is the Olympic torch transported?

How did the Olympic torch get to Japan?

Following the handover, the Olympic flame was transported to Japan in a special aircraft bearing the name ‘Tokyo 2020 Go’, which landed at the Japan Air Self-Defense Force Matsushima Air Base in Miyagi Prefecture on 20 March 2020.

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.

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)
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