Eigil Nansen

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Eigil Nansen (born 18 June 1931) is the son of architect and humanist Odd Nansen and the grandson of explorer and humanist Fridtjof Nansen.

In 1991, he won The Lisl and Leo Eitinger Prize for his work with refugees and human rights,[1] Eigil Nansen is also known for lighting the first Winter Olympic Flame in 1952.


  1. ^ http://www.uio.no/om_uio/priser/eitinger/previous.html The Lisl and Leo Eitinger Prize @ The University of Oslo
Olympic Games
Preceded by
First Final Torchbearer
Final Winter Olympic Torchbearer
Oslo 1952
Succeeded by
Guido Caroli