Experience the Olympic Torch

5 incredible features of the torch forged for Pyeongchang.

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Olympic Spirit & Horizons

The eternal flame. Represented in the 2018 Winter Games torch by five pillars in the upper part. The pentagon shapes top and bottom represent the continents of the world.

Inextinguishable Flame

“Why does the flame never blow out” is a common question. The Pyeongchang torch is designed to withstand the drastic weather changes that are inevitable on a 100-day journey around South Korea, while the combustion compartment – with four separate walls – prevents winds from blowing out the flame.

35m/s

Max. wind speed

-35°c~30°c

Temperature Range

20cm(15min duration)

Flame height

2,000m(79.5kPa)

Altitude above sea level

Inextinguishable Flame

35m/s

Max. wind speed

-35°c~30°c

Temperature Range

20cm(15min duration)

Flame height

2,000m(79.5kPa)

Altitude above sea level

Happy 700, a concept unique to Pyeongchang

The torch measures exactly 700mm from top to bottom, representing Pyeongchang’s standing at 700 metres above sea level. South Koreans believe 700m is the best altitude to live at.

Passion. Connected.

The people of the five continents are represented by the yellow star-shaped patterns and perforations adorning the torch. A world’s population, brought together hand-in-hand in peace and harmony, visualising Pyeongchang’s slogan of ‘Passion. Connected’. The shape also represents the consonant of the second syllable of the Korean character for ‘Pyeongchang’.