TODAY   |  October 07, 2013

Olympic torch goes out, is re-lit by stranger

The Olympic flame went out as it made its way through a passageway outside the Kremlin in Moscow. But the torch bearer kept going and received help from a nearby man with a lighter in order to continue the torch’s 39,000-mile relay.

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>>> the olympic flame has begun it's 39,000 mile relay through russia with a rocky start. the flame actually went out as it was being carried through a passage way --

>> whoops.

>> the runner kept on going, though. this is odd. got help from a nearby man with a lighter.

>> come on.

>> it will now chris cross russia, 13,000 torch barers heading