Olympic Torch Malfunction (Video)

February 13, 2010

The Olympic opening ceremonies are seen all over the world and are always amazing to watch. Last night’s 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremonies in Vancouver were no exception, however there was a little incident during the ceremonies. If you watched then you already know there was an Olympic torch malfunction during the ceremonies, if you didn’t watch then let me tell you all about it.


Oh what a night it was, the world came together to watch as the Olympics kicked off with the opening ceremonies in Vancouver. What no one seemed to know going into the opening ceremonies was that there was a malfunction with the torch, oops. According to the Toronto Observer Rick Hansen, Catriona LeMay Doan, Nancy Greene, Steve Nash and Wayne Gretzky were to each light a single pillar that would carry the flame up to the main cauldron. However there was a mechanical issue with the fourth cauldron and it didn’t deploy. This caused quite the awkward moment for poor Catriona.

So what happened, why was there an Olympic torch malfunction? Well Sports News is saying it was a hydraulic system malfunction. Now I have absolutely no idea what that means, but if that is what they are saying I buy it.

Now what I find interesting about this whole Olympic torch malfunction is that if the announcer had not said that something was wrong, I wouldn’t have even known. Maybe I wasn’t paying close enough attention or maybe all the excitement of the evening had me distracted but I didn’t notice anything was wrong. Clearly I didn’t notice Catriona LeMay Doan having an awkward moment either.

All in all I think the 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremonies were awesome. I am telling you the whole issue with the torch was such a minor incident that happened during what was an amazing evening. I love the Olympic opening ceremonies when all the countries come together.

Alright I want to know if any of you noticed the Olympic torch malfunction or if I am the only one who missed it.

Below you can watch video of the Olympic torch being lit as it began the journey to Vancouver, enjoy!

Photos: www.wenn.com

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