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I think the bit with Beckham was pre filmed not live, my bet is on the copper petals being assembled to form part of the cauldron. He said a 'significant role' and lighting the cauldron is the only significant role left other than the speeches.

The bit with Beckham was practically live! The speedboat went through Tower Bridge at about 9:40pm, less than an hour ago.

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These copper "petals" that each team is carrying look a lot like the tickets...they have to make up the cauldron. Everything's coming together. The cauldron will be assembled with 204 parts from each of the 204 nations in the center of the stadium.

Yes! I guessed it (well, the sort of)

My final prediction: Bannister will light the flame remotely from the floor of the stadium, using a swarm of automated quadrocopters, which will then fly up, around, and through the wires at roof level in order to light the cauldron, which looks like the image on the OC tickets and will be located (either suspended or anchored) on top of the roof near the Orbit.

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So where will it end up? You'll need a lot of gas pipes for 204 different nozzles.

Huh?

The petals would fit into place on the 'centre of the flower' the round bit. (I guess)

Maybe it could raise up and attach to the roof above the 'flag hill' That would look good.

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I almost feel like it will be shaped like a pine cone or a spiky flower.

Nice idea. That would look good - a pine cone completely in flame or just a flame coming out the top.

The pine tree isn't exactly British though :/

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Maybe not a pinecone, but those, uh, whatever-they-ares are really likely to play a part. Look up Heatherwick's work and he's very interested in parts-to-whole relationships in his designs. And if every country has one, it's likely they're going to play a role (at least, I hope they do! That would be fantastic!).

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