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  1. I think you make lots of valid points here. In your scenario that caldron would be positioned underneath the tor, which is pretty likely, and the river would be the corridor leading up to it, not the most amazing idea, but doable, safe and simple. But what about the hole in the center of the stadium? What's the purpose of that?
  2. It could be fireworks, I think the light is just too huge to be the caldron, but I could be wrong.
  3. Is the Olympic Stadium close to the Thames though? I mean, is there a way to get the flame from Hampton Court to the Stadium by boat? How long does it take?
  4. If it's an indoor caldron, they could do just like Rio did in the 2007 Panam games: http://pan2007.globo.com/ESP/Home/foto/0,,11215196-EX,00.jpg It was small but elegant.
  5. So... http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/18975735 We may be getting someone not famous lightining the caldron.
  6. I'll give it a try... It basically says the caldron design is spectacular and futuristic and that the caldron lightning is integrated with the OC direction. It also says that Heatherwick has asked David Cameron's permission to use that particular kind of lightining and that the caldron was built in northern England where it has been through tests already. Maybe they are not using gas pipe lines but other methods and that's what they need the PM permission for...
  7. I think the mood of the 2016 games will be much more like in the vein of the 2000 games. Both countries are southern sunny places known for their gorgeous nature scenery and their fun-loving people.
  8. 6 full days and audience rehearsals, hints will appear... Btw, when did the pictures from Beijing's roof-top disguise tent come out? A week before the OC? About this thread, although it would be nice to find the cauldron's location before the OC, the real fun is to especulate on it so this is a worthy thread still.
  9. It would be great if she sings contemporary songs, but I think she will be told to sing bossa nova or some more known brazilian rhythm, which is understandable.
  10. Non-mainstream indeed. Although Marisa Monte is quite popular she isn't your typical brazilian show-woman.
  11. Here's a great video containing all the caldron lightinings from 1968 to 2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=1i1r08irN7E Barcelona, Sidney and Athens are definitely the highlights. Seoul-88's lightning was CREEPY! lol I can see London following the steps of Calgary-88.
  12. I believe it's gonna be golden, following the torch pattern.
  13. I don't they would mark the spot that way. It would be too obvious.
  14. Someone posted this on the the skycrapper forum: http://planning.london2012.com/upload/publicaccessODAlive/OLY-OLF-APP-DWG-PDZ3-SSU-PAR-001%20%282268%29.pdf The pipeline installation proposal: http://planning.london2012.com/publicaccess/tdc/DcApplication/application_detailview.aspx?caseno=LUOZKFSZK0000&searchtype=WEEKLY Don't know if it's official though.
  15. What if the tree burst into flames and then reveals itself as the torch on its way up? lol I do believe we'll have more hints in the upcoming days, maybe someone should look underneath that fake tor...
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