Olympic torch goes out during relay

Maybe the Russians want to get their Olympic glitches out of the

way early.

While a torch bearer was running in Moscow Sunday, the


flame went out and needed to be relighted.

Shavarsh Karapetyan, 60, a Russian champion swimmer, was going

through a long passageway at the Kremlin, which apparently created

a wind strong enough to snuff out the flame. But a man presumed to

be part of President Vladimir Putin’s security detail brought

out a lighter to get the torch going again.

Putin had lit a cauldron in Red Square before the relay, which

will spend three days in Moscow before heading out across Russia,

on its way to the opening ceremony for the Winter Games at Sochi on

Feb. 7.

And for some reason, all of this reminds us of the Bangles.