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Who carried the Olympic torch?

Who carried the Olympic torch?

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 long can a torch burn?

It will take 30 seconds or so to light, but soon the entire torch head will be engulfed in flames. The average torch will burn for about 20 minutes.

How does the Olympic torch burn?

A burning flame has been part of the modern Olympics since 1928, but the tradition goes all the way back to the ancient Games in Greece. 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.

Where did the first Olympic torch relay take place?

e. The Olympic torch relay is the ceremonial relaying of the Olympic flame from Olympia, Greece, to the site of an Olympic Games. It was first performed at the 1936 Summer Olympics, and has taken place prior to every Games since. Although in the past some Olympic organizing committees organized torch relays which encompassed multiple countries,

Who was the manufacturer of the Olympic torch?

Krupp, a German arms manufacturer, crafted the steel-clad torches that featured a magnesium-burning element designed by German chemists to stay lit regardless of weather conditions. Germany’s Zeiss Optics built the mirror used to light the flame, and an Opel car carrying a spare Olympic flame trailed the torchbearers.

Why was Kondylis not in the Olympic torch relay?

Dissatisfied with the footage of the actual lighting ceremony in Olympia and believing that Kondylis did not resemble the ideal of an Olympic torchbearer from antiquity—had such a thing existed—the director brought another relay runner to Berlin after the Summer Games to stage the version of the torch lighting that appears in the movie.

Why was the Morgedal Flame not used in the torch relay?

The original plan to merge it with the official Olympia flame at Oslo was abandoned due to Greek opposition; only the official flame was used in the opening ceremony. All statistics are for the national torch relay only. The Morgedal flame was maintained and later used at the 1994 Winter Paralympics.