Olympic Flame Extinguished During White Water Raft Ride

After traveling for 50 days through Greece and the UK, the Olympic torch was briefly extinguished by a pesky splash in the middle of the canoe slalom venue. Zachary Franklin, the torch bearer, tried his best to keep it "well away from the water," but the Eternal Flame was no match for the swift rapids that soon engulfed … » 7/08/12 5:45pm 7/08/12 5:45pm

Children Invade Torch Relay, Try To Steal Olympic Flame

A pair of West Midlands ragamuffins jumped the barricades as the Olympic Flame made its way through Coventry this morning, and laid their grubby mitts on the torch before being hustled off by security. From a police statement: » 7/02/12 3:30pm 7/02/12 3:30pm

I'm Going To The Olympic Torch Relay ... What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently announced the route that the Olympic Torch will take through The City this coming Tuesday; a waterfront jaunt beginning at AT&T Park's McCovey Cove and ending at Justin Herman Plaza. Since I'm going to be in that neck of the woods anyway, I'm going to check it out. I see » 4/04/08 5:15pm 4/04/08 5:15pm