WATCH: A compilation of all the problems the Olympic torch has faced on its journey around Brazil

The Olympic torch's relay to Rio has been anything but easy

Olympic Torch

Image: Thanassis Stavrakis / AP/Press Association Images

As part of the preparations for the Olympics, the famous torch is brought on a journey around the host nation to publicise the event and get everyone in the spirit. 

However, amid reports of severe financial problems, the state of the Olympic village, kidnappings and construction delays which could see some of the venues not finished before the Games start, it should come as little surprise that not everyone is in the mood to celebrate.

The torch, unfortunately, has been at the forefront of many displays of dissatisfaction from the people of Brazil, while there have also been a number of unfortunate falls and stumbles along the way that have seen the flame almost go out. 

One protester even brought a fire extinguisher to try and put it out all together, but it has managed to stay lit despite all the problems, as this short compilation shows.