- Publish Date
- Monday, 2 December 2013, 12:00AM
In the latest mishap to befall the Olympic flame, a Russian torchbearer's jacket caught fire as he carried it through a Siberian city. Former Olympic bobsledder Pyotr Makarchuk was parading the torch through a crowd in the city of Abakan when flames suddenly leap from the left shoulder and upper arm of his jacket. Fortunately he wasn't injured as escorts immediately put out the flames which were caused by drops of liquid gas that fell on the jacket.