Definition of Olympic torch in English:

Olympic torch


  • A cylindrical or cone-shaped object in which the Olympic flame is ceremonially carried.

    ‘an estimated 15,000 people gathered for an evening of celebration to mark the Olympic torch's arrival in Wales’
    • ‘Athletes are running to a Colchester school to deliver the Olympic torch to fellow competitors.’
    • ‘There was a great buzz in the air last Thursday morning June 19th with the arrival to the city of the Olympic Torch.’
    • ‘Their departure will coincide with the arrival of the Olympic torch in Newbridge.’
    • ‘Knight sang the opening ceremony song, which she wrote herself, heralding the arrival of the Olympic torch at the Olympic stadium.’
    • ‘The organisers handed over the Olympic torch to her on her arrival which she carried till she reached the dais.’
    • ‘The Sydney 2000 Olympic torch was on display in the Brunel shopping centre at a talent-spotting roadshow for children with special needs.’
    • ‘Yesterday Benedict blessed the Olympic torch, which was making its way to Turin, the site of the Winter Games in February.’
    • ‘The Olympic torch was lit by the rays of the sun in a traditional ceremony in Athens, Greece on June 4.’
    • ‘Last summer, for example, he was chosen to be part of the team that carried the Olympic torch through London.’
    • ‘A 1948 Olympic torch carried by the father of Yorkshire athletics world champion, Gordon Pirie, is to be sold at auction next month.’
    • ‘A care worker will make the run of his life tomorrow as he carries the Olympic torch through part of London.’
    • ‘School children waving flags and bunting along with street puppeteers Artastic will then welcome the Special Olympic Torch to the town.’
    • ‘The event takes place after Stein carries the Olympic Torch up the steps of the capital.’
    • ‘As the party continued all along the main street, the crowd waited expectantly for the arrival of the Olympic torch.’
    • ‘Local children have also been asked to make replicas of the Olympic torch and to bring them along on the day to wave.’
    • ‘The Olympic Torch is being lit on Centre Court and will wind its way around the club before continuing its journey to other landmarks in the capital.’
    • ‘We've been tracking the Olympic Torch as it's been traveling to the State Capitol Building where it should be arriving sometime in the next half hour.’
    • ‘Pushing on, we had to slow down for a mini-parade bearing the Olympic torch and making its way toward St. Rémy.’
    • ‘Nadia Comaneci held the Olympic Torch aloft on top of the Millennium Dome in Greenwich with former basketball ace John Amaechi.’
    • ‘As Barbara Kendall jogged 300m down a leafy London road carrying the Olympic torch yesterday, she also took a stroll down memory lane.’