Photo: Olympic Torch Tech: How Flame Survives Weather & Worse



A Greek actress lights an Olympic torch during the handover ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic flame at Athens's Panathenian Stadium on March 30, 2008.

Days earlier the 2008 Olympic flame was first kindled at ancient Olympia. That flame is the same one that will light the Olympic cauldron in Beijing on August 8, thanks to technology and planning that ensure the flame is never extinguished.

Photograph by John Kolesidis/Reuters


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