On the day of the Opening Ceremony, the flame was transported from Tower Bridge to the Stadium by speedboat, carried by footballer David Beckham and young female footballer Jade Bailey. They passed the flame on to Steve Redgrave, a five-time Olympic gold medallist in rowing.
Did Matt Smith carry the Olympic torch?
On 26 May 2012, Eleventh Doctor actor Matt Smith carried the Olympic torch from the historic Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay to the National Assembly building, as part of the torch’s tour around the United Kingdom.
How long is the Olympic torch run?
The torch relay is subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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)|
Who designed Olympic flame?
The dynamic, white structure was designed by Nendo founder Oki Sato to align with the opening ceremony’s concept of “All gather under the sun, all are equal, and all receive energy”. Informed by the shape of the sun, the spherical form was made from ten aluminium panels with reflective interiors.
How much is a 1984 Olympic torch worth?
Last year, an Olympic torch carried by Caitlin Jenner at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics ultimately sold at auction for $24,000, well over its tangible worth. Most of the value of the Olympic torch is personal. Almost no one I spoke with who had carried the torch on the Olympic relay was selling the torch they carried.