Report The Olympic Cauldron: Centre Of The Stadium in Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Posted May 21, 2009 First they will have to do a test run of the Flame.This isn't a time for fearless engineering or acting like a theoretical technician. The Flame will have to be tested to make sure it doesn't stress the roof. Water cooled or not, you're still dealing with a lot of heat and fumes. It's gonna be mighty hot and stinky in there. It's going to be a tiny flame, mabey a foot high at most The whole idea of having the cauldron hidden inside the stadium makes no sense to me at all. How and why was this seen to be the best and most creative option? The most iconic imagery of any Olympic Games is seeing the Olympic flame burning over the city skyline. I'm all behind Vancouver and know they will stage a fantastic games, but I'm not sure history will look kindly on the 'hidden cauldron' concept.