Nightly News   |  October 07, 2013

Man’s lighter re-ignites Olympic flame

As a torchbearer ran toward the Kremlin, a ‘wind tunnel’ blew out the flame – but a man standing nearby brought the torch to life once more.  NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> it was just days ago in greece we watched the lighting of the olympic flame using mirrors to concentrate the light of the sun. now the flame has started its long march to the sochi winter olympics in russia. but going into the kremlin, a problem. a wind tunnel effect blew out t torch. they lit it with a zippo just like the ancient greeks did it. an official flame is always kept in a backup cauldron nearby.