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  1. I can easily see most NOC's throwing theirs in the trash. After all, you got to walk (in the ceremony) with a shiny bronze (I assume) petal. Only to have it burning for 16 days and at the closing ceremony come out blackened.

    Also, this begs the question, will the same presentation occur in the Paralympics? Only to have wheelchair bound kids light the cauldron?

    Your right about them turning black after burning for days.

    Here are my top places where you are most likely to find a petal after the London Olympics:

    1. eBay

    2. Moscow back alley

    3. lost in customs on the flight back to its home country

    4. on the tv show Pawn Stars

  2. I just read this online...

    "The Cauldron will be moved to take pride of place in the Olympic Stadium within the eyeline of competing athletes - echoes of its location at Wembley for the London 1948 Games.

    At the end of the Games, each team will take their petal home and the London 2012 Cauldron will cease to exist. Like a flower that only blooms for the during the competition, it's a temporary representation of the extraordinary transitory community that is the Olympic Games. "

    I can imagine some of these pieces ending up in a back alley like the cauldron from Moscow <_<

  3. Most of you have probably seen this already, but I thought I'd post it for those that haven't. It's from the NBC Opening Ceremony pre-show:



    It's amusing to read the comments on the clip's Youtube page.

    That fluff piece seemed like he was reading the back of a book about Canada from a Barnes and Noble's bargain bin. Ha. I remember when I went to work the next day and people were telling me about Canadian's living only in the first 100 miles of their country ....just like Tom said. I shouldn't really dig into that clip that much though. For years John Madden was on Monday Night Football and said some of the craziest quotes like "Don't worry about the horse being blind. Just load the wagon" and got some of the best ratings on tv.

  4. The ORDA store in Lake Placid has some discounted children's Vancouver shirts. I stopped at both of these stores a few days ago. About 75 percent off. If you go to the Team USA store on Main in Lake Placid they have hats, keychains, children's shirts, Ralph Lauren polo's, mens shirts, and vests for all 50 percent off. All of the vests are all xl and 2x.

  5. Random thought: Is anyone else distracted from the match when they show the Beijing beach babe cheerleaders? I can't help but laugh when I see them on the sidelines during time outs and such.

    Athens had cheerleaders but they didn't seem half as active as those here in Beijing...

    Also congrats to the ladies US Beach Volleyball team!

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