Who light the Olympic torch in 2012?

People who have lit the Olympic cauldron

Games Location Lighter
2012 Summer London Cameron MacRitchie
2014 Winter Sochi Irina Rodnina
Vladislav Tretiak
2016 Summer Rio de Janeiro Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima (stadium cauldron)

What happens to the Olympic torch during the Olympics opening ceremony?

At the ceremony, a parabolic mirror and the sun’s rays are used to ignite the Olympic flame. The flame is then passed on to the first torchbearer of the Olympic torch relay. This is usually done months in advance of the Games, but the flame for the Tokyo Olympics actually was produced over a year ago.

Does the Olympic flame ever go out?

Does the flame ever go out? While some believe that the Olympic flame has never gone out since the first Games, this is not actually the case. The flame is actually relit in Greece a few months before each Olympics, and then the torch relay begins.

Who lit the Olympic flame today?

Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron, giving Opening Ceremonies a stirring finale. After nearly four hours of celebration and spectacle at the Opening Ceremonies, sometimes strange and other times spectacular, everything ended with the Olympic torch in the hands of Naomi Osaka.

What are the five official Olympic values?

About the OVEP (Olympic Values Education Programme) These teaching materials focus on the five pillars of educational values: Joy of Effort, Fair Play, Respect for Others; pursuit of excellence; and balance between body, will and mind.

Who was the torch bearer for the London Olympics?

On the day of the Opening Ceremony, the flame was transported from Tower Bridge to the Stadium by speedboat, carried by footballer David Beckham and young female footballer Jade Bailey. They passed the flame on to Steve Redgrave, a five-time Olympic gold medallist in rowing.

How did the Olympic Flame get to London?

The flame made a dramatic arrival via the Thames on a speedboat carrying Beckham, who handed the torch to Sir Steve Redgrave. The show, billed as a quirky take on UK life, started with iconic images of London and Britain being beamed to the world, and all four countries of the UK being represented in song.

What does the shape of the Olympic torch mean?

Torch Details Description: The triangular shape of the torch refers to the multiples of three found in the Olympic Movement’s values of excellence, friendship and respect, the Olympic motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius”, and London’s hosting of the Games for a third time. The torch is made from two envelopes of aluminium alloy.

Who was chosen to light the Olympic flame?

Flag-bearer Sir Chris Hoy earlier led out Team GB to cheers and applause. The identity of who was to light the symbolic flame was shrouded in secrecy ahead of the ceremony. The group of seven, chosen by British Olympic champions, each lit a single tiny flame on the ground, igniting 205 petals, one for each competing nation or territory.