8 Coolest Ways the Olympic Torch Has Been Lit (Video)

Check out the most spectacular torch-lighting ceremonies from Los Angeles to Nagano, Japan

Ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, TheWrap looks back at some of the best torch lighting ceremonies, including to Rafer Johnson’s big climb in Los Angeles and gymnast Ning Li’s gravity-defying run around the stadium in Beijing.

At the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, boxer Muhammad Ali was called on to finish the torch relay and ignite the flame. In London 2012, seven young athletes aged 16 to 19 were brought out to light the cauldron, to “symbolize the passing of the Olympic flame to the young generation.”