More than a few will remember the following and the athlete's as well:<quoted text>
We don't have to win anything as we have just reminded the world that we used to own you all. ha ha.
Our rich history will last longer than who won what at this years olympics!
"The flame of the Olympic torch represents the Olympic spirit and has never been intentionally put out or moved during past events of the Games.
This incident involved a part of the eternal flame being trapped in a minors lantern over night to keep it alive. It was then taken to a different location and re-lit.
Greg Couch, a critic and journalist wrote on Fox Sports stating,They couldnt keep the cauldron in the spot where they had placed it for the opening ceremony. It would have gotten in the way of track and field events. Thats why they moved it. But this probably is something they could have thought of in advance. The truth is, they planned on shutting off the cauldron all along.
Jackie Brock-Doyle, a spokesperson for the International Olympic Committee said,We have some pictures of the flame being put into the miners lantern, where it spent the night.
The Olympic cauldron has real meaning to people as an international symbol. Fans, athletes and the Games audiences usually want to see it as it represents togetherness and spirit. But, its new out of sight location may damage the long liked atmosphere.
The Olympic flame holds a tradition and respect between the nations, but in London the cauldron was casually turned off, dismantled and moved by construction workers."