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  1. I also have to question whether the Orbit tower played any role in the decision as that seems to have been designated as the focal point of Olympic Park.

    EXACTLY!!! The flame would have overshadowed the Orbit as a "tourist attraction", which as they say on their website, "is London’s major new visitor destination – both during the Games and beyond." So the decision was to kill the flame and promote the orbit, without actually admitting it!

  2. Amazing pictures; thanks. It appears that if you went back today, you wouldn't have been able to see the flame from the top of the Orbit. Shame!

    WHAT??? okay there's definitely some bizarre reason for this decision that only the 'upper-class' know about...Maybe they did not want free-loaders outside the olympic park??? Or they wanted to make sure that the only activity available outside was this Orbit trip???

    I can see the stadium from my house and I cant tell you how disappointed me and the kids were after waiting to see the flame from home, IT IS SAD FOR THE LOCAL CITIZENS WHO HAVE FUNDED AND CONTINUE TO FUND AND SUPPORT THIS EVENT, we are not tourists Sebastian....oh Lord Coe :P

  3. Hey, does anyone think this is the REAL reason for hiding Betty indoors, alone? Maybe to drum up revenue via the Orbit as a viewpoint of the flame, without actually admiting it? These decision makers cannot be that short-sighted, me thinks there was a hidden agenda to actively hide the cauldron!

    (I wonder if it can still be seen at its new position from the Orbit, anyone?) Also, what a waste of flames burning 24/7 alone!!! How about they took their own advice and took advantage of the digital technology we have now to stream a live feed of the flame for free??? Lord Coe has changed, he is too arrogant now:-(

    From the view that shows the roof of the stadium, the flame is also projected onto the screen, but why, we were not sure. We only noticed this later on photos not when we were actually at the event.



    ...now as for Lord Coe!!!

    How can he say this is not a tourist attraction. The Olympics are in themselves a tourist attraction. An event or location that attracts visitors!

    If he does't think it is a tourist attraction why are they selling thousands of souvenirs in shops all over London and the Olympic venues. What a load of nonsense.

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