Note to all future torch carriers: Don't bring the torch while whitewater rafting.
Case in point, this video:
There was a backup flame, however, and the torch was then re-lit and all was forgotten.
But seriously, whose idea was it to bring the torch aboard a whitewater raft?
Spainish tennis star Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the London Olympics, stating that he is "not in condition" to compete.
Nadal said that the decision to pull out of the Summer Games is one of the saddest moments of his tennis career.
Nadal aggravated his knee during his second round loss to Lukas Rosol in this year's Wimbledon. He has not played since the loss...
Its true that Usain Bolt may be struggling and in a bit of a slump. He's lost two in a row to compatriot Yohan Blake in Olympic Trials and avoided fans during an open training session in Birmingham, England.
But this new allegation might be the worst of all.
Actor Mickey Rourke claims that he beat Bolt in a drunken foot race outside a London nightclub at 4AM.
Many athletes are already complaining about the Olympic Village just ahead of the Opening Ceremony on Friday night. The athletes are saying that there is a lack of air conditioning in the dorm rooms.
Except the British ones.
The British dorms are the only ones that have air conditioning while the athletes from other countries have to resort to using fans.
A Chinese farmer went to great lengths to make sure he would arrive in London for the Olympic Games. It only took him two years to get there.
Chen Guanming, 57, used his three-wheeled rickshaw to travel from his Chinese village to London. His two year journey took him through flooding in Thailand to Tibet to a snowed in Turkey and finally England.
"I came to support and...
Just like the last two Olympics, Michael Phelps will not march with Team USA at the Opening Ceremony. Phelps will not march because he has a swimming heat the following morning.
Phelps has a heat at 10AM in the 400 IM, one of the most grueling events, and marching and standing around for hours isn't the greatest thing to do when you need to get up early in the morning.
This photo comes courtesy of the BBC and its a look at the medals the winners will be receiving at this year's Olympic Games.
Pretty sharp looking.
You got to hand it to Danny Boyle. He directed a fine Opening Ceremony that was both touching and funny.
Perhaps the funniest moment of the Ceremony was an appearance from Rowan Atkinson, best known for his role of Mr. Bean, performing Vangelis' "Chariots of Fire" complete with a dream sequence parodying the opening scene of the film.
Well done, Mr. Atkinson...
Former Massachusetts governor and Republican candidate for the Presidency, Mitt Romney and his wife's horse will compete at the London Olympic Games.
Ann Romney's horse, Rafalca, qualified for the US dressage team and will be ridden by Jan Ebeling, Ann Romney's riding tutor.
This will be the first Olympics Games for the 53-year old rider after finishing third at...
Michael Phelps' 2012 Olympics didn't get off to a great start today in a day already filled with surprises at the Aquatics Centre.
Phelps recorded the slowest time of all the qualifiers and just got in by seven-hundredths of a second. Phelps said, "That one didn't feel too good."
Phelps is the two time defending champion of this event, but only recorded...
Defending world champion in gymnastics all-around, Jordyn Wieber, has failed to qualify for the finals and will not medal.
Wieber only finished third out of the US team and, per Olympic rules, a country can only carry two members for the individual all-around finals.
Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas will represent the Americans in the event. Raisman was surprised that she learned...
The French pulled off an upset earlier today when they won the gold medal in the 4X100 meter freestyle relay.
The US led the entire way until the final lap when French swimmer Yannick Agnel pulled ahead of Ryan Lochte to complete the upset victory.
Lochte entered the race with a half second lead over the French, but the French ended up beating the Americans by 0.45 seconds....
Usually a big name like Paul McCartney can command millions for a big stadium gig, but he agreed to a surprisingly low amount to perform at the London Olympics' Opening Ceremony.
McCartney was only paid one pound.
That's right, one pound.
One pound equals $1.57 American dollars. Other acts for the Ceremony, Mike Oldfield, Dizzee Rascal, and Emeli Sande were said to...
Eight female badminton competitors face a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday after being accused of throwing Olympic matches to get a more favorable draw.
The Badminton World Federation issued a statement that charged the doubles team from South Korea, Indonesia , and defending world champion China for "not using one's best efforts to win a match" and "conducting...
All the success the Ryan Lochte has garnered at the London Games might not help with a bigger issue he and his family are now dealing with.
The parents of Ryan Lochte, Steve and Ileana, are facing a foreclosure in the state of Florida. CitiMortgage is suing to foreclose on the Lochte's home. The bank is looking to recoup about $250,000, according to TMZ.
Ileana Lochte has...
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has done it again. Bolt won the gold medal in the 200 meter dash and becomes the first person to win the 100 and 200 meter in two straight Olympics.
Bolt won the 200 meter in 19.32 seconds beating out fellow countryman Yohan Blake, who finished at 19.44. Another Jamaican, Warren Weir, finished third for the bronze medal to make it a Jamaican sweep...
US sprinter and former Florida Gator running back Jeff Demps announced that he will try and play in the NFL.
Demps won a silver medal for the US in the 4X100 meter relay team at this year's Summer Olympics in London. He didn't run in the final, but earned a medal by running in the qualifying stages.
Demps went undrafted due in part because he announced he was going to...
The United States Olympians may have started the craze with Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe", but the British may have perfected the art of lip syncing viral videos.
After the British completed their biggest medal haul in the modern Olympics era, the athletes were feeling pretty good and rightfully so. So, naturally, they decided to sing the Queen classic "...
Move over, McKayla Maroney. You've got company in the Internet meme department.
British runner Mo Farah has become the hot new Internet meme with him running away from things.
Farah, who ran for Britain in the 5,000 and 10,000 meter at the Olympics, has been photoshopped into pictures of him running away from things like an unruly mob from The Simpsons to runaway brides...