Who carried the torch in the 2018 Winter Olympics?

Host city Pyeongchang, South Korea
End date 9 February 2018

Who carries the Olympic torch?

In the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay, torchbearers selected from 47 prefectures in Japan, who come from a variety of backgrounds and play different roles in society, will carry the torch, enjoying the invaluable experience in their own way.

Has anyone ever dropped the Olympic torch?

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.

Who carried the Olympic torch in 2016?

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 heavy is the Olympic torch?

Torch Specifications

Length 710mm
Total weight 1.2kg (the torch weighs 1kg, while the combustion component weighs 0.2kg).
Colours Sakura and gold

How does the Olympic torch stay lit?

The flame is lit according to the ancient method of the sun’s rays in the parabolic mirror. The Olympic flame can only be lit in this way. The flame is placed in an urn and transported into the ancient stadium where it is given to the first runner by the high priestess responsible for this operation.

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