No, there is not a summer and a winter olympic torch. There is only one torch. At the first olympic games ever held, the torch was lit, and it will never go out, so it just gets passed on to all of the olympic games that are held.
The person who will light the torch is Boris Johnson since he is the Mayor and he has a lot to do with the Olympics. Also after the Olympic games they are thinking about demolishing it because Spurs want it for their training stadium but also West Ham want it as well they said they would only want half of the Olympic stadium and the rest of can be used for athletics.
This was the light. Without electricity back then, the only means for a visible light was to light a torch.
From a flame kindled from the rays of the Sun captured at "Olimpia" in Greece.
This site will give you some idea: * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Olympic_Torch_Relay
You want a torch to emit light in a beam, in only one direction. But the bulb in the torch emits light in all directions, the mirror reflects the light going in the wrong direction(towards the inside of the torch) back out the front of the torch making it brighter. It is concave so as to focus the light more.
Only if the torch is the dominant source of light. Note that the torch would have to be fairly bright to provide enough energy for the sunflower. Also, sunflowers "following" light is a very gradual process, not a simple parlor trick.
in a way yes but, the only thing different this year (2010) is that the torch is the same just blue, the uniform is the same style (different colour) and the relay is only ten days :)
It looks the same no matter what country because they try to keep some things the same as they were when only the Greeks had the olympics
That was Rick Peacock from Worcestershire
It is not burning real fire. It's fake, it's only a light in some plastic.
ancient Olympia and ONLY ancient OLYMPIA from Greece