Jaguars and underpants: when Olympic torch relays go wrongThe jaguar later escaped. TOKYO: From a jaguar on the loose to an elaborate hoax involving burning underwear, the Olympic torch relay has had its fair share of mishaps. - Flaming underpants -Probably the most memorable stunt surrounding the torch relay came in 1956 when an Australian student named Barry Larkin fooled crowds with a homemade torch topped by burning underpants. "F---, f---, f---, f---," screamed another. - Inauspicious start -The Olympic torch has been into space, deep underwater and even scaled Mount Everest.
Source: Bangkok Post March 24, 2020 06:00 UTC