The tradition of carrying the Olympic flame from Olympia, Greece, the birthplace of the Ancient Olympic Games, to the host city of the modern Olympic Games via a torch. Vancouver's Olympic cauldron was lit Wednesday night to four years after Wayne Gretzky set the torch aflame to kick off the Games. Vancouver, BC (August 4, ) – In honour of sport and summer athletes representing Canada on the world's biggest sports stage in Rio, the.
From the lighting ceremony in Olympia to the latest Torch Relay news, learn about the significance of the flame and view video highlights from past relays. Click through this photo gallery to review the most spectacular Olympic torch- lighting ceremonies from Los Angeles to Nagano, Japan. The Olympic torch was lit, then re-lit, in the Games' spiritual home of ancient Olympia as the flame began its long journey from Greece to.
South Korea put on quite a show, but a shirtless Tongan stole it. At the end, the figure skater Yuna Kim lit the Olympic torch to start the Games. The highlight of the ceremony remained a secret until the end: the final torch bearer to the light of Olympic cauldron was revealed to be Yuna. The first Olympic torch relay was held for the Summer Games in Berlin. . As for the Winter Games in Oslo, it was a “symbolic Nordic” flame lit in Morgedal partners (Coca-Cola and Chevrolet), each choosing one-third of the total.