Olympic Flame Extinguished in (Totally Predictable) White Water Rafting Leg of Relay
The Olympics begin every two years with the Olympic flame being carried by hand from Greece to the site of the next games in one of the most extravagant and thoughtful relays continually executed by the human race.
Which begs us to ask, who was the jackhole that decided the flame en route to London for this summer’s games should be subjected to a white water rafting course?
The flame, as you can see in the before and after shots here, did not survive the trip. Try as British junior team canoeist Zachary Franklin might, his wingspan was no match for the wall of crashing water that extinguished the flame in his hands.
Which would be embarrassing enough in its own right, if not for the fact that the London envoy flame has gone out four separate times on its odyssey from Greece.
So what do you think? Is this a harbinger of trouble to come or just a sign of Olympic caliber cronyism? Are the London games cursed?
(photos via Ben Birchall)