First used at the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, the modern torches of the Summer and Winter Olympics are built to resist the effects of wind and rain as they carry the Olympic flame, and bear unique designs that represent the host country and the spirit of the Games.
Who has held Olympic torch?
People who have lit the Olympic cauldron
|2012 Summer||London||Cameron MacRitchie|
|2014 Winter||Sochi||Irina Rodnina|
|2016 Summer||Rio de Janeiro||Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima (stadium cauldron)|
What keeps the Olympic torch lit?
At the ceremony, a parabolic mirror and the sun’s rays are used to ignite the Olympic flame. The flame is then passed on to the first torchbearer of the Olympic torch relay. This is usually done months in advance of the Games, but the flame for the Tokyo Olympics actually was produced over a year ago.
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.
What do the 5 Olympic rings represent?
The Rings, which represent the five continents and the meeting of athletes from all over the world, weigh more than 12,000 gold medals.