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  1. Wouldn't they have to distinguish it to move it?

    I hate the idea of the main flame being distinguished and then relit - i know the y have the original flame, but its nice to think that once its lit at the opening then it burns for the full duration.

    i agree, once it is lit....it should remain lit

    Okay, first thing, the nations received a replica of one in the Cauldron I am assuming.

    I INTENTIONALLY AM USING ALL CAPS BECAUSE I AM STEAMING PISSED. THE CAULDRON AWESOME, GREAT JOB, THE LIGHTING EMOTIONAL AND AWESOME AS WELL AS INSPIRING. BUT ITS CLOSED OFF FROM THE PUBLIC. SPEAKING AS A PERSON THAT HAS SEEN TWO CAULDRONS IN PERSON IT IS A SIGHT TO BEHOLD, EVEN THE UGLY McDONALDS FRENCH FRY BOX FROM ATLANTA 1996. BUT SERIOUSLY INSPIRE A GENERATION, AS LONG AS YOU BUY A TICKET. WTF?1?! ALL PEOPLE DESERVE TO SEE THE CAULDRON, FOR FREE, NOT THE COST OF AN ATHLETIC EVENT OR A JOURNEY TO THE TOP OF A TOWER. I HAVE LOVED ALL THAT LONDON HAS DONE UNTIL NOW. I AM LET DOWN BY ITS LOCATION AS OF NOW, IF IT STAYS ONLY SEEN FROM WITHIN THE STADIUM, ON A PLATFORM OR NOT, IF IT CANNOT BE SEEN BY ALL ITS A FAILURE! I AM SO SORRY THAT THOMAS HEATHERWICK'S GREAT DESIGN CAN ONLY BE SEEN BY THE WORLD'S LUCKIEST AND RICHEST PEOPLE. TO THAT I SAY LOCOG YOU FAILED US ALL!!! LETS HOPE DAWN BRINGS A VIEW OF THE CAULDRON FOR ALL, OR THIS CAULDRON IS A FAILURE BECAUSE OF ELITIST BULLS@#T!

    i agreed too....even though it looks nice, the cauldron should always rise above the stadium..... it loses the Olympic magic when it can not be seen glittering about the Olympic Park Skyline.

  2. I gotta disagree.

    I think having Nobel peace prize winners and UN and charity reps carrying the flag was a tribute to peace and unity.

    And the cauldron lighters were athletes, young athletes, nominated by famous athletes who all participated in the show. We saw the likes of Beckham, Redgrave, Holmes, Wiggins and more at many times throughout it.

    Sydney did it much better......final torch relay completed by famous athletes...who would inspire young Australians to become Olympians.....cauldron lit by an Aborigine who would inspire.....

    Tina Arena sang a song in tribute to the flame, Vanessa Amarosi sang in tribute to the heroes of the Olympic Games, John Farham and Olivia Newton John sang in tribute to the Athletes, and Nicki Webster invited the world in unity with "Under the Southern Sky"

    if London wanted the Opening ceremony to be compared to Sydney's (which was Danny Boyle's aim) he didn't seem to do that very well....

    none of the songs were written specially for the opening, from a country with a "strong music industry"

    :(:unsure::wacko:

  3. I liked some parts of the Ceremony.....

    The Opening scene was difficult to follow at the start....but I really enjoy it, and the Olympic Rings at the end was brilliant!

    The Queen and James Bond was funny

    The NHS section was enjoyable.....but I didn;t like the opening couple of minutes, and at the end with the weird baby in the middle.

    After that I think the Ceremony lost the plot!------at the end of the day it is an OPENING ceremony and NOT a CLOSING ceremony!!!!

    The Cauldron was very nice......but it should ALWAYS be lit in the final place that it will remain in! and should have been much TALLER!

    Also I think a true OLYMPIAN should have lit the cauldron.......only an Olympian can "Inspire a Generation" not random kids that no body knows....and who may never win a GOLD.......confused how it inspires, when they have achieved something unique, without having achieved anything yet.

    :(:wacko::blink:

  4. my current thoughts on the cauldron....

    the River Thames will be lit up and the flame will follow it all the way to the other side.....

    the tree in the stand will move out the way to relieve a cauldron...which is lit by the flaming river......

    the main structure that the cauldron will rest on will be outside......the shape will be street light shaped.......so an upside down "L"...which will reach over the roof and have a "hole" for the cauldron to be inserted into.

    the 2 questions everyone will ask are: 1. "how will the cauldron reach the roof?" and 2. "how will they bring in the upside down "L" structure?"

    answers:

    1. either the cauldron will rise on a pole, or be lifted into place with "wires"

    2. the "L" structure will come into the Olympic Park during the Athletes Parade on a vehicle that cranes usually come on......(so it would be strong enough for the Ceremony) and thereafter they will make it more permanent for the reminder of the Games.

    What do you guys think???

    error!

    not " relieve" but "reveal"!

  5. Slightly off-topic in terms of this years cauldron I know, but something that's always interested me is what happens to the cauldrons AFTER the Olympics. The only one I know about is the Sydney Cauldron, which is now part of a fountain in a park nearby. Does anyone have information or even better, any pictures of other cauldrons post-Olympics?

    I've seen the Melbourne Olympic Cauldron at the Sports Museum within the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground)...it's actually pretty massive!...The first cauldron I ever saw in real life, followed by the Sydney one....and soon London's!

  6. I would like to share my Theory of how the cauldron is lit and where it will sit.

    I have just returned from the dress rehersal for the opening ceremony and I have to say it is amazing!!

    Point 1 - However, there was one part of the stage that has been left out, on recent pictures of the stadium the centre stage has the river thames on it, during the rehersals this has never been used or seen.

    Point 2 - There is a platform installed above the main stage at the North End of the Stadium, it sits empty and looks wide enough and big enough for an object (maybe a cauldron) it wasn't there a few weeks ago, but it is there now.

    So, my theory (and this is only a theory, so please don't shoot me down) whoever the final torch bearer is will point the torch to river thames marked out on the stage and the river will burn, a river of fire, snaking its way was the thames does to a cauldron which currently is hidden under the stage at the end. The cauldron will then be lit and raised to the roof, to the platform, at the north end...

    As I say it is only my theory, and of course I could be so so so so so so so wrong, but thought I would share with you lovely people on here!!

    well seeing as though you've been to the rehearsal and it was not used, that does seem quite possible. And in fact, probably much better than most people have in mind....

    Probably one of the better theories so far....

  7. i think it will be great for the Olympic cauldron to be lit in the stadium, so that everybody has an equal view of the "moment"......

    But in order to ensure everybody feels part of the Games....the Cauldron should be moved after the ceremony above the Stadium, so that all Olympic Park visitors are able to share the views....

    Without this, the Olympic Park will lose it's identity....

    The Flame should always be at one of the highest points of any Olympic Park.....

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  8. we know for definite that the orbit can not be the cauldron, because there is a different design team involved

    anish kapoor and cecil balmond designed the orbit

    and thomas heatherwick for the cauldron.

    http://www.dezeen.com/2012/06/15/movie-thomas-heatherwick-on-his-top-secret-design-for-the-olympic-cauldron/

    in the above link, thomas says that the cauldron will be at the VIctoria & Albert Museum at 9am on 27/07/12 - well not the actual one, but a model of it!

    What's that thing above the yellow lights???

    i think it's a reflection of the man's head in the glass behind him.....

  9. i'm sure some people have already suggested this....but i think the location could be under the tree in the northern stands of the stadium.

    i think it will be similar to Sydney's cauldron.....i.e. it will be silver, disc shaped, and rise up from the tree spot vertically into the air.

    again, i'm people have mentioned it, that they will not have a cauldron within the stadium, which i think is true, but because there is 1 week between the opening ceremony and the start of the athletics, it will give LOCOG time to re-structure the northern side of the roof in order to hold up a floating cauldron above the stadium.

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    this, i think, is the most likely scenario.

    unless....LOCOG have planed to light the Olympic flame from the centre of the stage....like Vancouver 2010.

    i mean nobody really knows what is under there...apart from the shape of the River Thames.

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