Has anyone ever dropped the Olympic torch?
The Olympic cauldron itself has been extinguished by accident once, when a rainstorm hit the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was initially re-lit using a cigarette lighter, before being extinguished again and re-lit using a backup flame.
Who was the last torch bearer?
Facts And Figures. Last torchbearer: Ronald William “Ron” Clarke, Olympic participant in athletics (1964, 1968), bronze medallist in Tokyo 1964. Number of torchbearers: 3,181: 350 in Greece, 2,831 in Australia.