Wayne Gretzky carried the torch to light the outdoor cauldron in Vancouver
the torch was first lit in Greece
The Olympic torch was first lit in Olympia with a mirror focusing the beam of the sun onto the torch.
For the modern Olympic games, the first Olympic torch was lit in 1936 in Berlin, Germany. Those was the first Summer Olympic games in history.
why is there an Olympic torch?#
The Olympic torch start at Athens, Greece because that is where the first Olympics were held.