Olympic Torch Extinguished During Rapids Run
On Day 50 of the Olympic torch relay, the “eternal flame” proved to be a mere mortal as it was put out during a trip down the Olympic canoeing slalom course in Hertfordshire, England.
British canoeist Zach Franklin tried his best to hold the flame out of danger, but was unable to prevent it from being extinguished. The flame was quickly re-lit from a secondary lantern, which according to a London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games spokesman, was also lit from the “mother flame” in Greece
This is the third time the torch has been extinguished on it’s way from Greece to London, which is often considered bad luck for the host country.