Number of torchbearers at the Olympic Games 1936-2016

This statistic shows the number of torchbearers at the Olympic Games form 1936 to 2016. The Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 had a total of 12,450 torchbearers - 12 thousand torchbearers in Brazil and 450 in Greece.

Number of torchbearers at the Summer Olympic Games from 1936 to 2016

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Source

Release date

October 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1936 to 2016

Supplementary notes

*Equestrian Games.
**this high number is explained by the fact that in Japan, 1 km was covered by the bearer of the flame, two reserve runners and up to 20 accompanying people.

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