The Olympic Torch Is Borderline Indestructible Bryan Menegus7/30/16 2:19pm15921EditPromoteGo to permalink The Olympic torch’s one job is to stay lit no matter what. And honestly, I never gave much thought to how that was accomplished. Lots of tiki torch fluid? Very careful runners? Ghosts? Correct answer: pressurized gas and a chassis that could probably survive reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.