question about hand-off of Olympic flag
Are there separate flags for the summer and winter games because I thought the flag from London would had been passed onto to Russia, home of the next Olympic games.
Yes, there are separate flags.
I think that's right although I can't find anything official about it. I do remember that Salt Lake had the Antwerp flag in a vault for years following the Nagano games. It was a very big deal to keep it safe and undamaged for the time they had it.
Originally Posted by A.H.Black
Salt Lake City never had the Antwerp flag for two reasons.
1. It was retired a couple decades before.
2. It was a winter Olympics. It would have had the Oslo flag.
You're right, I'm sure. I just remember the local medial talking about the Antwerp flag when it arrived in Salt Lake. They could have had it wrong.
Originally Posted by Norlite
I did find some information about the flags - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_symbols
assuming it's correct.