At the Closing Ceremonies, an impromptu adjustment was made so that it started out with a mime fixing the fourth torch that did not come up in the Opening Ceremonies… and Catriona LeMay Doan got to light it!
You gotta love that about us Canadians. We can make fun of ourselves like nobody else. And we believe in second chances. That’s what makes us so lovable!
At the end of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics opening ceremonies, four torches were supposed to have come up, but the hydraulics broke and only three did. That’s not a metaphor to set up the joke, my friends. The hydraulics really broke!
How embarrassing! The world was watching and we couldn’t get it up!
Where was the Viagra when you need it?
Let the jokes begin!
For the record, Rick Hansen, Catriona LeMay Doan, Steve Nash, Nancy Greene and Wayne Gretzky were the final carriers, in that order. All but Rick Hansen were supposed to have lit a torch. But because one torch did not rise to the occasion, Catriona LeMay Doan was left standing.
She sure looked pretty with the torch in hand, though.