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.
It was not a person. It was the sun with parabolic mirrors focused to a center point to ignite the flame.
Wayne Gretzky obviously
8000 people carry the olympic torch.
The first person to light the Olympic torch was a German male called Fritz.
The Olympic Torch
the torch was first lit in Greece