Olympic games faux pas orch Bearer Cathy Freeman made a dramatic entrance for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. The sprinter lit a ring of fire in a pool and waited for a saucer-like contraption to rise above her. But it didn't. For four agonizing minutes, she smiled and waited. A computer glitch was finally fixed and the flame flew up to meet the cauldron. (Ben Elters\Getty Images)
Singer Mariene de Castro performs in front of the Olympic Cauldron before being extinguished during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.