A team of about 10 "flame attendants" is responsible for the 24-hour, safe passage of the flame, which has been ignited by the sun's rays on the ancient site of Olympia in Greece. But there are several lanterns which are lit from the same source and they keep the flame alive at night or on aircraft when the torch is extinguished. The torch, the lanterns and the team of attendants, plus other security, fly in a specially-chartered Air China plane bearing an Olympic flame design. The lanterns spend each night in a single hotel room with three guards - one of which must be awake at any time. via BBC
It is not uncommon for the Olympic flame to be accidentally or deliberately extinguished during the course of the relay, and on at least one occasion the cauldron itself has gone out during the Games. To guard against this eventuality, multiple "versions" of the flame are transported with the relay or maintained in backup locations. When a torch goes out, it is re-lit (or another torch is lit) from one of the backup sources. The cauldron and the pedestal it sits on are always the subject of unique and often dramatic design. via wikipedia
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