Who lit the torch at the 1932 Olympics?
Asked in Beijing 2008 Olympics
Does the torch for the Olympics stay lit after the Olympics?
Does the Olympic torch burn continuously or is it lit prior to each Olympics?
At which Olympics was the first Olympic torch lit?
Asked in Olympics, Winter Olympic Games
In the 2010 winter Olympics who lit the torch at the opening cerimonies?
Who lit the Olympic torch to begin the 23rd Olympiad?
Asked in Olympics, London 2012 Olympics
Is the 2012 London Olympics worse than the 1996 Atlanta Olympics?
Asked in Olympic History, Olympic Symbols and Flag
Does the olympic torch go out after every olympic games or does it stay lit til the next one and so on?
It is extinguished at the closing ceremony of each Olympic Games. The torch is initially lit, by the Sun's rays that are concentrated by a mirror, at a ceremony in Olympia, Greece several months in advance of an Olympics. The relay then takes the torch to the site of the Olympics where the cauldron is lit with it.