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)|