NO! The torch is lit in Athens (the home of the original Olympics) and is paraded in various major cities around the world, carried by a select group of well known athletes and celebrities from that country, and finally ends up arriving at the opening ceremony of the Olypmpics. It stays lit till the closing ceremony, where the torch is passed on the representive of the country which will host the next games in four years.
Yes, if they pay around $300. They also disable the torch from ever being lit again.
Every torch-bearer in the relay is allowed to keep their individual torch.
There are 8,000 holes on the Olympic torch. This is beacause there are 8,000 torch bearers. (They're the people who run with the torch.) Hope this helps and GO TEAM GB! WOO!
Yes. They can. I was lucky enough to run the torch in 1996 and I still have mine. I don't remember the exact amount, but it's fairly nominal for what you get.
1996 torch bearers atlanta olympics
The Torch gets across the sea in a container
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.
we have the olympic torch to reprecent the countrey
about 8,000 people will carry the torch...
The Olympic torch bearers carry the torch across the world until the opening day of the games, then at the ceremonies they light it up on the cauldron where it burns and does not go out until end of games.
The relay will last 130 days and cover a total distance of 137,000 kilometres. And this is the longest distance covered of olympic torch.The torch will pass through the hands of 21,880 torch bearers of various ethnicities and nationalities.The relay route will also pass through every continent on earth except Antarctica.
The final Olympic torch bearer will use the torch to light the cauldron at the Olympic venue.
in olympia, in greece that is where the olympic torch is lit