What light does the Olympic torch use?

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.

Who lights the 2021 Olympic torch?

star Naomi Osaka of
Tennis star Naomi Osaka of Japan had the distinct honour of serving as the final torchbearer of the Olympic Torch Relay, lighting the cauldron inside Olympic Stadium for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in 2021.

Is the Olympic torch kept lit?

Does the Olympic flame ever go out? Some legends hold that it has been kept burning ever since the first Olympic Games. In truth, it is relit a few months before each new Olympic Games. Many see the Olympic flame as a symbol of the life and competitive spirit of the Olympic Games.

How do they keep the Olympic torch lit?

A parabolic mirror and the sun’s heat are used to light the awaiting torch (and if the day of the lighting isn’t particularly sunny, officials will pull out a backup flame, lit using the same method a day or two earlier).

Where is the Olympic flame lit?

A few months before the opening of the Olympic Games, a flame is lit at Olympia, in Greece. The location recalls the link between the Ancient Olympic Games and their modern counterpart.

What is unusual about the Olympic torch relay for the 2014 Games?

In Russia the relay traveled from Moscow to Sochi through 2,900 towns and villages across all 83 federal subjects of Russia by foot, car, train, plane, and troika for over 65,000 km of journey. The event became the longest relay in Winter Olympics history.

How do they pick who lights the Olympic torch?

It is now the Organising Committee for the Games which is responsible for selecting all the torch-bearers. From the 1990s onwards, the Organising Committees have involved Games sponsors in their torch-bearer selection process.

How do they keep the Olympic torch burning?