Tuesday, June 25, 2013

"For reasons of safety, it is not planned for the torch to be lit"

If it's not lit, doesn't that undermine much of the point for this stunt? I mean, it won't really be the "longest Olympic torch rally" because the rally is about carrying the flame from Olympus, Greece (the site of the ancient Olympics) to wherever the current games will be played.

If you count the travels of the unlit torch as part of the rally, then you should really start counting miles from the moment the torch is manufactured. As far as I can tell, no one ever does that.