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  1. This might not be the case in 2016, though, since they are renovating Havelange to greatly increase the seating capacity.

    (And I don't know about you, but "Pele Olympic Stadium" sounds pretty good to me.) :)

    Sorry being a bit anal but they aren't renovating it was built in the last few years and the capacity will not be greatly increased only by 15,000 by adding stands to each end which already has much of the structure ready.

    I have to say that is my major gripe about plans for Rio 2016 in that the Athletics stadium is not the main Olympic stadium; also having small capacity too.

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  2. That platform has been there for weeks and has been discussed at length in this thread.

    The Cauldron will not come up from there because it will never get through all the wires suspended across the arena above the tree.

    Take a look at the video showing the Cauldron's actual flame at about roof top level and recorded earlier this morning London time. It was posted a few pages back earlier today in this thread.

    I can't explain how it will get through the wires - however someone mentioned on one of the videos that the flame was flickering directly in front of the floodlight. It seems to me that this would pretty much match that scenario.

    Maybe it doesn't come from the tree however I would put a good bet on this being the final position

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