NBC News   |  October 07, 2013

Cigarette lighter saves day after Olympic torch blows out

The Olympic torch flickered out as former Soviet world swimming champion Shavarsh Karapetyan carried it through the Kremlin gates during a nationally televised ceremony on Sunday. A few steps later, after frantic gesturing from Karapetyan, an unidentified man stepped forward to reignite the torch with a cigarette lighter.

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