Christ I haven't posted here in a very VERY long time lol. I'm curious to see what the cauldron will look like, being kinetic and all. Unsure why they didn't go with a local Brazilian artist, but it's pretty much irrelevant at this point. What I am eager to know will be how the cauldron will be lit and how the external bigger cauldron will be lit as well. Call me a traditionalist but I believe the torch of the final torchbearer should touch the cauldron or that the olympic flame itself touches the cauldron (i.e, Atlanta 96's flaming white thing or Beijing 08's spiral flame thing). So to have Rio to some sort of "magical transfer" of the flame from the stadium cauldron to the external cauldron (ala Torino '06, Sochi '14) would pretty much devalue the ceremonies and have it likened to a Pan Am-esque OC. On the flip side....Rio's organizing committee is cash strapped so yeah :/. Just my two cents...and a nickel.