Relay History

The first modern Olympic Games open in Athens.
The first modern Olympic Games open in Athens.
1896 year
Flame is lit at the stadium in Amsterdam during the Olympic Summer Games, symbolizing loyalty to the ideals of the ancient Games. However, it was not lit on the ground of Olympia. Olympic Flame relays
Flame is lit at the stadium in Amsterdam during the Olympic Summer Games, symbolizing loyalty to the ideals of the ancient Games. However, it was not lit on the ground of Olympia. Olympic Flame relays were not organized at that time.
1928 year
Greek student Konstantinos Kondillis starts from the ruins of the Temple of Zeus in Olympia with a torch in his hands. Kondillis becomes the first torchbearer in the history of the Games.
Greek student Konstantinos Kondillis starts from the ruins of the Temple of Zeus in Olympia with a torch in his hands. Kondillis becomes the first torchbearer in the history of the Games.
1936 year
The tradition of Olympic relays is reborn before the Olympics in London. The first torchbearer of those Games was corporal Konstantinos Demitrelis, as a sign of the coming of a peaceful era, he symbol
tradition of Olympic relays is reborn before the Olympics in London. The first torchbearer of those Games was corporal Konstantinos Demitrelis, as a sign of the coming of a peaceful era, he symbolically removes his military uniform.
1948 year
For the first time, women and children participate in the relay of the Olympic flame before the Summer Games in Helsinki. The flame in the cauldron of the stadium is lit by well-known runner, Paavo Nu
For the first time, women and children participate in the relay of the Olympic flame before the Summer Games in Helsinki. The flame in the cauldron of the stadium is lit by well-known runner, Paavo Nurmi.
1952 year
The relay of the flame precedes the Olympic Winter Games for the first time. However, the lighting of the flame doesn't take place in Olympia but in the house museum of ski sport pioneer, Norheim, in
The relay of the flame precedes the Olympic Winter Games for the first time. However, the lighting of the flame doesn't take place in Olympia but in the house museum of ski sport pioneer, Norheim, in the Norwegian town of Morgedal
1952 year
During the opening of the Olympic Winter Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo, the last torchbearer, Guido Caroli falls, having tripped on a television cable. However, even having fallen, the athlete doesn't le
During the opening of the Olympic Winter Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo, the last torchbearer, Guido Caroli falls, having tripped on a television cable. However, even having fallen, the athlete doesn't let go of the torch, and the opening ceremony carries on without problems.
1956 year
The relay of the Olympic Flame, preceding the Games in Rome, is shown for the first time on television. From then on, the relay becomes more and more "telegenic".
The relay of the Olympic Flame, preceding the Games in Rome, is shown for the first time on television. From then on, the relay becomes more and more "telegenic".
1960 year