What time does the Olympic torch light?

The Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Tokyo Games will take place on 12 March 2020 at 11:30am in Ancient Olympia, home of the ancient Olympic Games in Greece, in an event open to the public and televised live around the world.

How long does the Olympic torch relay go for?

2020 Summer Olympics torch relay

Host city Tokyo, Japan
Countries visited Greece, Japan
Distance 20,000 kilometres (12,000 mi)
Theme Hope Lights Our Way
Start date 12 March 2020 (Greece) 25 March 2021 (Japan relay)

How long was the Olympic torch relay 2021?

121-day-
On March 26, 2021, the 121-day-long Japan leg of the relay got underway in Fukushima Prefecture, where members of Japan’s 2011 World-Cup winning women’s soccer team were the first to carry the flame.

Where does the Olympics Torch Relay begin & end?

From Olympia, the flame is carried across Greece to Athens, and in a ceremony at the Panathenian Stadium, the flame is handed over to the host committee for the Games that begin the New Olympiad.

Is the Olympic torch always lit?

Does the Olympic flame ever go out? Some legends hold that it has been kept burning ever since the first Olympic Games. In truth, it is relit a few months before each new Olympic Games.

Who lit the Olympic torch in 2021?

star Naomi Osaka
Tennis star Naomi Osaka of Japan had the distinct honour of serving as the final torchbearer of the Olympic Torch Relay, lighting the cauldron inside Olympic Stadium for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in 2021. Osaka, 23, is a four-time major champion in tennis who is making her Olympic debut.

Can the Olympic flame go out?

It is not uncommon for the Olympic flame to be accidentally or deliberately extinguished during the course of the torch relay (and on at least one occasion the cauldron itself has gone out during the Games).

Is there an Olympic torch 2021?

It embodies the spirit of the Olympics and in the buildup to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, thousands of people will take part in the Olympic Torch Relay, helping inspire millions of people around the world….Schedule of the Tokyo Olympic Torch Relay.

Prefecture 2021 Dates
Saitama 6-8 July
Tokyo 9-23 July

Who is the torch bearer 2021?

Tennis star Naomi Osaka of Japan had the distinct honour of serving as the final torchbearer of the Olympic Torch Relay, lighting the cauldron inside Olympic Stadium for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in 2021. Osaka, 23, is a four-time major champion in tennis who is making her Olympic debut.