Question: How many times has the Olympic torch gone out?

Did the Olympic torch ever go out?

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.

When was the last time the Olympic flame ever go out?

2016 In 2016, ten days before the beginning of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, citizens of Angra dos Reis, a city near Rio de Janeiro, managed to put out the Olympic flame during a protest against the city spending money on hosting the Olympics despite an economic crisis in Brazil.

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