From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard N. Rea) Organization: Brigham Young University Date: 09 May 96 12:50:15 References: 1
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In article <airliners.1996.630@ohare.Chicago.COM> email@example.com (Mark Mallory) writes: > Heard a news story this morning about the Olympic Flame arriving >in Los Angeles, from where it will be carried across the country via a >series of runners to the Olympic site in Atlanta. The story mentioned >that the Flame arrived at LAX on an airliner from Athens and was then >carried to the LA Olympic site via helicopter. > Did they actually transport an open flame on an airliner? If >so, how were they able to get away with doing this, when there are [Snip!] The olympic flame isn't lit until the runners arrive with the little hand-held torch; Don't confuse it with the torch that the runners will be carrying across the country. I'm not sure, but the actual olympic "flame" seems to be a gas torch, so there isn't a fuel source until it is connected to the local supply.