The torches of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games


The Sixth

1952 Oslo Winter Olympics (Norway)

The Oslo Winter Olympics is the first Winter Olympics to burn the Olympic flame at the main venue. Unlike the Summer Olympics, the fire did not come from Olympia, but from a stone house in a village where the founder of Norwegian ice and snow sports, Sondre Nordheim (1825-1897) lived. A total of 94 people participated in the skiing relay of the torch.


The Seventh

1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Olympics (Italy)


The Eighth

1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics (USA)


The Ninth

1964 Innsbruck Winter Olympics (Austria)

Different from previous sessions, this fire was not taken from Norway, but, like the Summer Olympics, it was ignited at Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympics.


The Tenth

1968 Grenoble Winter Olympics (France)


The Eleventh

1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics (Japan)

After the torch relayed from Olympia to Japan, the committee organized 15,000 teenagers  to run the torch relay. At the opening ceremony on February 3, a student named Hideki Takada lit the torch.


The Twelfth

1976 Innsbruck Winter Olympics (Austria)

At the opening ceremony, the torch was lit in the main venue as usual. Different from other venues, the main venue has two flame towers, one is the one built 12 years ago and the other is the new one, marking Innsbruck a host of two Winter Olympics.


The Thirteenth

1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics (United States)


The Fourteenth

1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics (Yugoslavia)

The Olympic torch was transported from Greece to the coastal city of Dubrovnik in Yugoslavia on January 29, then relayed in north and south routes, and finally met in Bosnia-Herzegovina.


The Fifteenth

1988 Calgary Winter Olympics (Canada)

The Sixteenth

1992 Albertville Winter Olympics (France)


The Seventeenth

1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics (Norway) 

After the Olympic torch was transported from Greece to Norway, 6000 people participated in the relay relay, passing through 70 cities and towns in 19 counties, which lasted 75 days.


The Eighteenth

1998 Nagano Winter Olympics (Japan)


The Nineteenth

The 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics (USA)

The top of the torch of the Winter Olympics is a glass corolla, which symbolizes the ice mountain and snow scene of the Winter Olympics. At the opening ceremony, it was a collective that lit the main torch--20 players from the American team, the winner of the 13th Winter Olympics ice hockey in 1980.


The Twentieth

2006 Torino Winter Olympics (Italy)

The torch of the Torino Winter Olympics looks like a weird pen with a few rows of holes on the top. After it is ignited, the surrounding area of the torch will be engulfed by flames, instead of just the top of the torch as before.


The Twenty-first

2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics (Canada)

The Olympic torch was ignited in Olympia, Greece on October 22, 2009. The torch then crossed the North Pole and was sent to Canada. It began to pass through Canada on October 30. The torch relay was about 45,000 kilometers long and lasted 106 days, making it the longest route in a country in the history of the Olympic Games.


The Twenty-second

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics (Russia)

The Twenty-third

2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics (Republic of Korea)


The Twenty-fourth

The torch of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics: "flying"



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