Who has ran with the Olympic torch?

Who has ran with the Olympic torch?

People who have lit the Olympic cauldron

Games Location Lighter
1996 Summer Atlanta Muhammad Ali
1998 Winter Nagano Midori Ito
2000 Summer Sydney Cathy Freeman
2002 Winter Salt Lake City The 1980 U.S. Olympic ice hockey team

Who carried the Olympic torch in 2000?

On 15 September, during the Games Opening Ceremony, the flame was carried into the Stadium by Betty Cuthbert who sat in a wheelchair, pushed by Raelene Boyle. Then, in turn, Dawn Fraser, Shirley Strickland, Shane Gould and Debbie Flintoff-King relayed the flame to Cathy Freeman.

How many torch bearers are there in the Olympics?

8,000 torch-bearers
of the 8,000 torch-bearers.

How far does each runner carry the Olympic torch?

A torchbearer in the 2004 Olympic Torch Relay lights her torch from the cauldron to begin another day of the relay in Greece. 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).

How long was the longest torch relay?

The longest distance for an Olympic torch relay was 137,000 km (85,000 mi) for the XXIX Olympic Summer Games in Beijing, China.

How many 2000 Olympic torches are there?

14,000 torches
In total, 14,000 torches were produced. The distance covered by each torchbearer was 105.478 km.

What is a 2000 Olympic torch worth?

around $2500
The torch is now roughly worth around $2500. “I’m never going to sell mine,” Mr Smith said. For those wanting to get their hands on a Sydney 2000 torch they have hit online marketplaces and auction rooms in record numbers.

What is the 2000 Summer Olympics torch relay?

The 2000 Summer Olympics torch relay was the transferral of the Olympic Flame to Sydney, Australia that built up to the 2000 Summer Olympics. The torch travelled to various island nations as part of a tour of Oceania before beginning an extensive journey around Australia.

Why do the Olympic Torch have different designs?

First used at the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, the modern torches of the Summer and Winter Olympics are built to resist the effects of wind and rain as they carry the Olympic flame, and bear unique designs that represent the host country and the spirit of the Games.

How many KMS did the Olympic torch travel?

In Australia the torch relay passed within an hour’s drive of 85 per cent of the population, travelled over 27 000 kms and was carried by 11 000 torchbearers in the longest torch relay in Olympic history.

Who carried the Olympic torch to Sydney?

After a special lighting ceremony at the sacred site, the Greek athlete was the first runner to carry the flame toward Sydney.