TORCHBEARER in Sign Language

How do you sign "torchbearer"? And were there any Deaf torchbearers for Olympics?

Meaning: a person who carries a ceremonial torch.


Word associations: TORCH, OLYMPICS, FIRE.

Deaf History

A number of Deaf torchbearers had carried the Olympic torch. Some carried the Paralympic torch.

Olympic deaf torchbearers: Susy Evans (U.K.?), James Clarke (U.K.) for 2012 London Olympics, Jolanta Lapiak (Canada) for 1988 Calgary Olympics, ... do you know anyone else?

Olympic torch run relay 1988
Jolanta Lapiak with the 1988 Olympic torch.

Did you know that...? The creator of this web app/site, Jolanta Lapiak, was one of the Calgary's 1988 Olympic Torch torchbearers. She had run with the 1.62kg (3.57lbs) torch for a kilometer (0.6 mile). It was one of the best times in her lifetime.

She was one of about 10 thousands Canadian torchbearers of the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics to run with the torch for a kilometer.

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