For the second time in a week, the Olympic flame went out while being relayed through Moscow. In another embarrassing moment for the Russians and the IOC the Olympic flame went out because of faultily torch’s.
On Sunday the flame extinguished as it was carried around the grounds of the Kremlin by the former Olympic swimmer, Shavarsh Karapetyan.
Side Note: “The torch bearer, Shavarsh Karapetyan, 60, was a champion swimmer for the Soviet Union who once saved 20 passengers from a trolleybus that had fallen into a reservoir. He used his legs to break the back window of the trolleybus as it lay in 10 meters (30 feet) of water, and pulled out 20 of the 92 passengers.” foxsports.com