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How many people carried the Olympic torch in 2012?

How many people carried the Olympic torch in 2012?

8,000 people
About 8,000 people carried the torch a total distance of about 8,000 miles (12,800 km), starting from Land’s End in Cornwall.

Who carried the Olympic torch in 2008?

Air China
Air China was chosen by the Beijing Committees of the Olympic Game as the designated Olympic torch carrier in March 2008 for its long-standing participation in the Olympic cause. The plane traveled a total of 137,000 km (85,000 mi) for a duration of 130 days through 21 countries and regions.

Who held the Olympic torch 2012?

Steve Redgrave
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.

What is the Olympic torch called?

Olympic flame
The Olympic flame is a symbol used in the Olympic movement. It is also a symbol of continuity between ancient and modern games. Several months before the Olympic Games, the Olympic flame is lit at Olympia, Greece.

When was the torch relay in London 2012?

Simplified 2012 Summer Olympics torch relay route map. The curve does not follow the actual route but merely shows the progress of the torch through the places labelled as follows: The 2012 Summer Olympics torch relay was run from 19 May until 27 July, prior to the London 2012 Summer Olympics.

Where was the sanctuary of Olympia for the torch relay?

Lampadedromia– Greek word for the ancient torch relays. They were part of religious ceremonies rather than sporting events. Elis– The sanctuary of Olympia was situated on the territory of the city of Elis, some 50km to the north. The Olympic flame and The TOrch relay The relay aT The mOdern Olympic Games6 The relay a T The mOdern Olympic Games

Who are the bearers of the Olympic torch?

The torchbearers will primarily be people nominated locally for their achievements or good works, with a smattering of celebrities, among them the cyclist Sir Chris Hoy and ice dancers-turned TV hosts Torvill and Dean. Below is a list of those carrying the torch on each of the 70 days, compiled using data from the official London 2012 website.

What was the route of the Olympic torch?

Olympic torch relay: the route, the torch and its bearers. Get the data On Saturday the Olympic torch began its meandering journey around the British Isles. Use our graphic to explore the route and browse a list of the thousands of torchbearers