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Torches

The Olympic Flame or Olympic Torch is a symbol of the Olympic Games. Commemorating the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus, its origins lie in ancient Greece, where a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics. The fire was reintroduced at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, and it has been part of the modern Olympic Games ever since. The torch relay of modern times which transports the flame from Greece to the various designated sites of the games had no ancient precedent and was introduced by Carl Diem at the controversial 1936 Berlin Olympics. The modern Olympic Games have become as much a global contest among designers and architects as among athletes. Each Olympics is expected to produce a logo, an orientation system — and a characteristic torch that symbolizes local tradition and national character. This is a design history of the Olympic Torch from 1936 to the present day.

 

   

Berlin 1936

 

London 1948

 

Oslo 1952

   

Helsinki 1952

 

Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956

 

Stockholm 1956

   

Melbourne 1956

 

Squaw Valley 1960

 

Rome 1960

   

Innsbruck 1964

 

Tokyo 1964

 

Grenoble 1968

   

Mexico 1968 #1

 

Mexico 1968 #2

 

Mexico 1968 #3

   

Sapporo 1972

 

Munich 1972

 

Innsbruck 1976

   

Montréal 1976

 

Lake Placid 1980

 

Moscow 1980

   

Sarajevo 1984

 

Los Angeles 1984

 

Calgary 1988

   

Seoul 1988

 

Albertville 1992

 

Barcelona 1992

   

Lillehammer 1994

 

Atlanta 1996

 

Nagano 1998

   

Sydney 2000

 

Salt Lake 2002

 

Athens 2004

   

Torino 2006

 

Beijing 2008

 

Vancouver 2010

     
                     London 2012                         Sochi 2014