Olympic Torchbearer

Contest Info

  • Started: 8/10/2012 06:00
  • Ended: 8/14/2012 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 30
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Olympic Torchbearer
Contest Directions: This Friday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images.
Photoshop this image of a London 2012 Olympic torchbearer (image credit: Farrukh) any way you wish. Some examples are - making the 2012 London Olympic torchbearer perform some stunts, swapping his female companion for someone else, putting the Olympic torchbearer into some new environment, using this 2012 London Olympic torchbearer image in movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.

Contest Info

    • Started: 8/10/2012 06:00
    • Ended: 8/14/2012 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 30
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
30 pictures
  • Barack Obama Catches a Mitt Romney Shark Whilst Fishing

    Barack Obama Catches a Mitt Romney Shark Whilst Fishing
  • The Queen and Mr Bean Blow Up an Olympic Balloon

    The Queen and Mr Bean Blow Up an Olympic Balloon
  • Usain Bolt Runs Through a Painting

    Usain Bolt Runs Through a Painting
  • Olympian Making Beautiful Music

    Olympian Making Beautiful Music
  • Olympic Torchbearers on a Country Road

    Olympic Torchbearers on a Country Road
  • Fantasy Olympic Torch

    Fantasy Olympic Torch
  • Charlie Sheen as the Bong Bearer at the Olympics

    Charlie Sheen as the Bong Bearer at the Olympics
  • Cheech and Chong Lighting Up the Olympic Torch

    Cheech and Chong Lighting Up the Olympic Torch
  • Charlie Sheen the Olympic Torch Bearer

    Charlie Sheen the Olympic Torch Bearer
  • Zombie Olympian Torchbearer

    Zombie Olympian Torchbearer
30 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: The Olympic flame is one of the symbols of the Olympic games. It is lit in the city where the Olympic games are conducted, during the opening ceremony of the games and continues to be alight till the games come to an end. The tradition of lighting the Olympic flame prevailed in Ancient Greece while conducting the ancient Olympic games. The Olympic flame serves as reminder about the heroism of Titan Prometheus, who, according to the legend, stole the flame from Zeus and gave it to the people. The tradition was started in 1928 and is preserved to date. The relay race of the Olympic flame (according to the idea of Joseph Goebbels) was started for the first time during the 1936 Olympic games, which were conducted in Berlin. More than 3000 runners participated in bringing the Olympic flame from Olympia to Berlin. The flame was lit during the winter Olympic games, conducted in 1936 and 1948, but the relay race was conducted for the first time in 1952 before the winter Olympic games in Oslo, whereas the relay race was started not in Olympia but in Morgedal. Usually, the lighting of the Olympic flame is entrusted to a popular personality, more often, to a sportsman, though exceptions exist. It is considered to be great honor to be selected for this ceremony. Relay race: Presently, the Olympic flame is lit in Olympia (Greece) several months before the opening ceremony of the games. Eleven women, mainly actresses, dressed like priestesses, carry out the ceremony during which, one of the ladies lights the flame using a parabolic mirror, focusing the rays of the Sun. Then, this torch is brought to the city, conducting the Olympic games. The torch is usually used, which the runners hold and transfer it to each other during the relay race, however, other means of transportation were also used at various times. Apart from the main torch, special lamps, meant for storing the flame in a case, if the main torch (or even flame during the games) goes out due to some or the other reason, are also lit from the Olympic flame. At least one case is known when the flame was put out during the games (Montreal, 1976, during heavy downpour). The special tower for the Olympic flame was built in Amsterdam in 1928. For the London Olympic Games (1948), which were conducted for the first time after the end of the Second World War, the Corporal of the Greek army was the first torch bearer, who took off his uniform as a sign of a sacred truce before starting the Olympic torch relay. Surprises started already in 1952. Organizers of the Winter Olympic games refused the traditional idea of lighting the Olympic flame. The source of the flame was a fireplace in the Museum of Sondre Norheim, the Norwegian pioneer of skiing sports. The entire relay distance was covered on skis. In the same year, the flame for the Summer Olympic games, which were to be conducted in Helsinki, was taken in an aircraft for some distance (from Greece to Switzerland). Also in Finland, the flame was combined with fire, ignited from the midnight polar sun. In 1964, the Olympic torch relay was very short. The torch was airlifted from Athens to Vienna and from there to Innsbruck. The Olympic torch relay in Mexico repeated a major portion of the journey of Christopher Columbus. In 1976, for taking the flame from Europe to America, a portion of the energy of the flame was converted into a laser beam, which was then sent through a satellite to Ottawa and the torch relay continued in Ottawa. In 1992, the flame was lit by a burning arrow, shot from a bow by Antonio Rebollo, a Paralympics archer. Since 1996, the organizing and sponsoring of the Olympic flame was taken by the Coca-Cola company. By using its social programs, the company actively participates in the selection of the torch bearers. In 2000, the Olympic flame was taken under water for around 3 minutes in Sydney. The first around-the-world Olympic torch relay was conducted before the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympic games in Athens. The journey continued for 78 days and a distance of 78000 km was covered by 11300 torch bearers. The International Olympic Committee made a decision to stop the international stages of the Olympic torch relay and tp limit it to the country organizing the games. Olympic flame igniting Ceremony: The relay finishes at the central stadium of the country organizing the games, at the end of the opening ceremony. The last torch bearer ignites the flame in a bowl, installed in the stadium, where it continues to burn till the closing ceremony of the Olympic games. Game organizers make every attempt to come up with original flame igniting methods in the bowl and make it a memorable event. The ceremonial details are kept secret till the last moment. Who will be entrusted to ignite the flame is usually kept a secret. As a rule, this is entrusted to a famous sportsman of the country organizing the Olympic games.