The cauldron was relit in its new spot by Austin Playfoot, who had carried an Olympic torch in both the 1948 and 2012 Games. For the closing ceremony, the operation of the cauldron was played in reverse: it opened out until flat on the ground, and the flames in the petals extinguished one by one.
Where did the Olympic torch stop?
It was then transported to Athens on 19 March by official airliner Japan Airlines. The Japanese leg began in Fukushima, and is scheduled to end in Tokyo’s New National Stadium, the main venue of the 2020 Olympics.
2020 Summer Olympics torch relay.
|Host city||Tokyo, Japan|
|End date||25 March 2020 (Japan) 23 July 2021 (Japan relay)|
Who Lit 2012 Olympic flame?
People who have lit the Olympic cauldron
|2012 Summer||London||Desirèe Henry|
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.
Does the Olympic flame ever go out?
There are stories that the Olympic flame has never gone out since the first Games, however, this is not actually the case. The flame is relit a few months before each Olympics, and then the torch relay begins.
How much did the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony cost?
In contrast, London spent an estimated £27m (out of £80m budgeted for its four ceremonies), which was nevertheless about twice the original budget.
2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.
|The “Pandemonium” segment, during the final rehearsal of the ceremony on 25 July|
|Date||27 July 2012|
|Footage||The ceremony on the IOC YouTube channel on YouTube|
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.
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.