Police later arrested 22-year-old Samuel Arrington as he was attempting to torch a fuel tank on a pressure washer.
The lucky recipient of today's forthright remark was Charles McIlvenny, who ran with the torch in 1948 and is in his seventies.
Various speakers said his values and dreams would live on, and the younger generation would carry the torch.
The torch was then run around the stadium, while being passed between a corps of young athletes nominated by Redgrave and others.
Still, nearly four decades after his historic win at the 1960 Rome Olympics, Ali was chosen to light the torch to begin the Games.
The cricket fumbled the torch, and the flame fell on a powder fuse.
One holds a torch of birch-bark with a match ready for lighting.
Like a man that was done with its use, tossed the torch in the sea.
Don't believe too firmly what the torch says—or indeed any newspaper—ha, ha!
Marking well the spot, I dropped my torch, and raising my gun to my shoulder, fired.
late 13c., from Old French torche, originally "twisted thing," hence "torch formed of twisted tow dipped in wax," probably from Vulgar Latin *torca, alteration of Late Latin torqua, variant of classical Latin torques "collar of twisted metal," from torquere "to twist" (see thwart). In Britain, also applied to the battery-driven version (in U.S., flashlight). Torch song is 1927 ("My Melancholy Baby," performed by Tommy Lyman, is said to have been the first so called), from carry a torch "suffer an unrequited love" (also 1927), an obscure notion from Broadway slang.
"set fire to," 1931, from torch (n.). Related: Torched; torching.
The head (1932+)