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**FILE** Egil Nansen, grandson of the famous Norwegian explorer, holds aloft the torch after lighting the Olympic Flame, at Bislett Stadium, Oslo, on Feb. 15, 1952. The ceremony was part of the official opening of the sixth winter Olympics. (AP Photo)

**FILE** Egil Nansen, grandson of the famous Norwegian explorer, holds aloft the torch after lighting the Olympic Flame, at Bislett Stadium, Oslo, on Feb. 15, 1952. The ceremony was part of the official opening of the sixth winter Olympics. (AP Photo)

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