Question: Has anyone ever dropped the Olympic torch?

In an inspirational sequence, Marcia Malsar fell and dropped her torch, got back up and finished her relay leg during the Rio Paralympic Opening Ceremony.

What happens when you drop the Olympic torch?

When a torch goes out, it is re-lit (or another torch is lit) from one of the backup sources. Thus, the fires contained in the torches and Olympic cauldrons all trace a common lineage back to the same Olympia lighting ceremony.

Has the Olympic torch been dropped?

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 extinguished the Olympic torch?

The Olympic flame has been extinguished inside Japans National Stadium, officially bringing an end to the Tokyo Olympics. Sundays closing ceremony brought the curtain down on an incredible 16 days of action, which saw records broken and sporting superstars born.

Who will carry U.S. flag at closing ceremony?

Kara Winger The Tokyo Olympics are set to close on Sunday, and the person who will carry the U.S. flag during the ceremony has been announced. Kara Winger, a 35-year-old javelin thrower who is in her fourth Olympics, has been named the flag bearer for the closing ceremony following a vote of all Team USA members.

Why do the USA not have to dip their flag at Olympics?

In 1936, when both the summer and winter Olympics were held in Germany, the US abstained from dipping the flag to then-leader Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party in Berlin. Dyreson explains that in 1936, the United States Olympic Committee decided to codify not dipping the flag.

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