A torch from the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony is on display at Denver International Airport as part of the “Winter Sports USA” exhibit.
One of the torches from the 2018 Olympic Games’ opening ceremony in PyeongChang, South Korea, is already on display at Denver International Airport. And according to DIA, it’s the torch — the very one that Korean figure skater Kim Yuna used to light the cauldron when the games opened on February 9.
The “Winter Sports USA” exhibit also includes display cases stocked with ice skates, medals, winter coats, race suits, helmets, torches, and other memorabilia, all from past Olympics, and much of which spans several decades.
“The exhibit – on display through April – presents a unique opportunity for travelers to see modern, rare, and vintage winter sports items …” DIA posted on their Facebook page. “The exhibit is educational, inspiring, timely, and energizing as it explores how ‘Dreams Take Flight’ – DEN’s theme as the airport celebrates this year’s winter games – for so many athletes in Colorado and beyond.”
To make the display a reality, the DEN Arts Program collaborated with multiple organizations, obtaining the temporary use of items from U.S. Figure Skating, U.S. Speedskating, Colorado Snowsports Museum & Hall of Fame, U.S.A. Bobsled/Skeleton, and others.
You can check out the torch and exhibit in Ansbacher Hall, located on the terminal’s sixth floor near the bridge security.