Normal People Tapped For Glorious Fake Torch Run

    February 17, 2014
    
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The Winter Olympics are well underway, and people across the world are cheering for their athletes. Though the opening ceremony was not without its problems, for the most part the games are providing the curling athletic competition everyone wants.

In the spirit of the Games, theater troupe Improve Everywhere recently set up a new performance piece on the streets of Manhattan. The group, well-known for their yearly No Pants Subway Ride, concocted a fake Olympic torch run and enlisted normal passersby into the performance.

One actress holding the torch offered it to random New Yorkers, feigning an injury. The marks were told to run the torch around the corner, where they were then greeted with a large cheering crowd and a fake news crew: