How silly is this. The Olympic torch is going to be carried from Greece to Beijing in a monster relay through Tibet, up and down Mt. Everest, through 21 cities outside China 113 cities in all 31 provinces within China, with who knows how many support vehicles and film crews chasing it, but
because these are "green" Olympics they light it with a solar reflector. ::China News
UPDATE: I am informed that they have always lit it this way.