So far the Olympic Flame went out 5 times. In 1976 in Montreal the fire went out due to intensive rain. In Athens in 2004 the flame went down on the historical stadium of 1896.
How does Olympic torch stay lit?
How does the Olympic torch stay lit? In a ceremony held in Olympia, officials hold a breathtaking ceremony in which they light a flame by using a parabolic mirror, fuel-filled torch and the heat created from the sun.
Has anyone dropped the Olympic flame?
In an inspirational sequence, Marcia Malsar fell and dropped her torch, got back up and finished her relay leg during the Rio Paralympic Opening Ceremony.
What do the Olympic rings symbolize?
The Olympic symbol (the Olympic rings) expresses the activity of the Olympic Movement and represents the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes from throughout the world at the Olympic Games.
Is the Olympic medal real gold?
Olympic gold medals have some gold in them, but they’re mostly made of silver. According to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), gold and silver medals are required to be at least 92.5 percent silver.