Torch Malfunction At The 2010 Winter Olympics


The 4th torch bearer had nothing to light

Doesn’t seem like anything is going right at the 2010 Winter Olympics this year. First there was the snow problem. Then there was the terrible tragedy of an athlete dying. And then the opening ceremonies were fraught with malfunction. Torch malfunction that is.

“It’s a very complex piece of equipment. As you saw, it literally had to dance its place into its final position,” artistic director David Atkins told reporters.

“Unfortunately, the trap that revealed it from the floor of the stadium, which worked perfectly well at the beginning of the ceremony … with the totems rising from the floor, had some mechanical failure.”

We’ll have more pictures and video when they are available.