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2012 Olympic Torch Flame Goes Out During Greek Ceremony

This is not the way that it is supposed to work. The 2012 Olympic torch relay and Olympic Games was recently lit during a ceremony in Olympia, Greece. However, the ceremony featured some heavy winds which extinguished the torch which was supposed to be lit for quite a while. The torch had to be relit before being handed to a torchbearer.

According to the BBC:

The flame was kindled by an actress, playing a “high priestess”, who caught the sun’s rays in a parabolic mirror at the Temple of Hera ruins, by the ancient Olympic Games stadium.

Not the best start to the summer games, in my opinion.