Who carried the torch in 2016?

Who carried the torch in 2016?

For Los Angeles’ turn as host, Olympic gold medalist Rafer Johnson carried the symbolic torch through the Memorial Coliseum, after it had traveled through 42 states in more than 80 days.

Where did the Olympic torch finally reach?

BEIJING — Under blue skies and in front of handfuls of preselected spectators, a Communist Party official from Wuhan carried the Olympic torch next to China’s historic Grand Canal in southeastern Beijing on Friday as the flame journeyed to the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics.

Who lit the torch in Rio 2016?

Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima
People who have lit the Olympic cauldron

Games Location Lighter
2016 Summer Rio de Janeiro Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima (stadium cauldron)
Jorge Gomes (public cauldron)
2018 Winter Pyeongchang Yuna Kim
2020 Summer Tokyo Naomi Osaka (stadium cauldron)

Where did the 2012 Olympic torch go?

After the lighting ceremony in Olympia, the flame embarked on an eight-day journey across Greece, travelling to Crete and the north of the country via Thessaloniki, Xanthi and Larissa, before arriving on 17 May in Athens to be officially handed over to the Organising Committee of the Olympic Games in London.

Who gets chosen to carry the Olympic torch?

Almost anyone can carry a torch, provided that he is at least 14 years old and is able to carry it for at least 400 meters (437 yards). Handicapped people can be (and have been) torchbearers — they can carry the torch while riding in a wheelchair.

Where does the Olympic torch begin its journey?

Several months before the Olympic Games, the Olympic flame is lit at Olympia, Greece. This ceremony starts the Olympic torch relay, which formally ends with the lighting of the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.

Who lit the cauldron in the 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremony?

The choice of Naomi Osaka to light the Olympic cauldron in Tokyo was a symbolic one. How borders are drawn and enforced has far-reaching consequences, whether we live on either side of them or halfway across the world.

What route will the Olympic torch take?

With the motto “Hope Lights Our Way,” the torch will travel to Fukushima, Iwate and Miyagi, the prefectures most affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, in which more than 18,000 people died or went missing….Schedule of the Tokyo Olympic Torch Relay.

Prefecture 2021 Dates
Tokyo 9-23 July

What unique way route was the torch carried during the 2000 Sydney Torch Relay?

The flame travelled the country for 100 days in passing through over 1,000 towns and suburbs. Modes of transport included a section on camel back in Broome, a railway journey across the Nullarbor Plain on board the Indian Pacific and a trip by surfboat in the rollers of Bondi Beach in Sydney.

Who lit the torch at the 2022 Olympics?

Dinigeer Yilamujiang and Zhao Jiawen lit the cauldron brought an awe-inspiring Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony to a close. The Beijing 2022 Opening Ceremony on Friday (4 February) culminated in the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron.