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No it is extinguished at the closing ceremonies

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Q: Does the torch for the Olympics stay lit after the Olympics?
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Does the olympic torch go out after every olympic games or does it stay lit til the next one and so on?

It is extinguished at the closing ceremony of each Olympic Games. The torch is initially lit, by the Sun's rays that are concentrated by a mirror, at a ceremony in Olympia, Greece several months in advance of an Olympics. The relay then takes the torch to the site of the Olympics where the cauldron is lit with it.

When was the torch lit?

it was lit in 1956 Melbourne Olympics

Does the Olympic torch stay lit?

yesHere is an interesting bit of history. The lighting of the torch for the Olympics was started by Hitler for his Olympics in 1936.

Who lit the torch 2010?

Wayne Gretzy lit the torch at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

Who lit the torch for the 1996 atlanta Olympics?

Mohammad Ali Lit the torch in Atlanta in 1996

Who lit the torch at the 1932 Olympics?


Does the Olympic torch burn continuously or is it lit prior to each Olympics?

the torch is lit 3-4 months before the date of the olympics. the relay then takes place and is taken to the new venue of the olympics.

Where is the torch lit for the 2012 summer Olympics?


Who lit torch at sydney Olympics?

Cathy Freeman

Who lit the torch at the winter Olympics of 2010?

Wayne Gretzky!!

Who lit the torch in the 1996 Olympics at atlanta?

Muhammad Ali.

What celebrity lit the torch at the Atlanta summer Olympics?

Mohammed Ali

Who lit the torch on the last day in Olympics 2010?

Wayne Gretsky

What city is the Olympic torch first lit?

Amsterdam, summer Olympics, 1928

Is the 2012 London Olympics worse than the 1996 Atlanta Olympics?

Yes it is. At least the Americans kept the torch lit.

How long does the olympic torch stay lit?

13 mins

At which Olympics was the first Olympic torch lit?

hittelers olimpics just befor ww2

In the 2010 winter Olympics who lit the torch at the opening cerimonies?

Wayne Gretzky (the great)

Who lit the Olympic torch to begin the 23rd Olympiad?

The torch for the 23rd Olympiad (1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles) was lit by 1960 gold medalist in the decathlon Rafer Johnson.

Is Wayne Gretzky dead?

No he isn't dead. Proof of that is that he lit the Winter Olympics torch this year (2010) and was attending the Winter Olympics.

What does the Olympic torch got to do with it?

it is lit from state to state to show the Olympics games will be held soon.

Who lit the torch for the 2008 Beijing Olympics?

a Chinese man...

In which Olympics did Ali carry the torch?

Ali lit the Olympic flame at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta.

What place does the Olympic Torch Flame is always lit?

It is an eternal flame in Olympia Greece where the Olympics began.

What is the flame for in Olympics?

The olympic torch represents the theft of fire from Zeus by Prometheus the giant. It also might represent a relay run in the late Ancient Olympics in which a team of runners passed a torch between them and the last runner lit a huge torch. It is a tradition to light the flame at the beginning of all Modern Olympics.