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Ah. I get we're they're going with all of this now.

It's all an ode to Russia's endeavours in Space. I have a feeling now that this, as a theme, will play a role in the Opening Ceremonies - perhaps in a similar vein to the NHS segment in London.

The reason I think this is that with the torch in space being the one that will light the cauldron - it is the cauldron that is inspired by (it must be) the monument to Soviet space achievement in park in Moscow.

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*i get where they are

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Wow. That is 100% the cauldron. When was that video posted?

It says there Aug 1, 2013. I always suspected that the cauldron would be in the central circle becuz that would be the logical place for the Awards Plaza. Therefore, a cauldron would reign over that area. It is, as I also suspected, in a direct "sightline" from the plaza-facing mouth of Fisht. Thus, after a "show" cauldron will be lit inside, it will then travel by ground to the (back) base of the pylon (I think that's the right word for it) and then up the spine of the pylon to the top.

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It says there Aug 1, 2013. I always suspected that the cauldron would be in the central circle becuz that would be the logical place for the Awards Plaza. Therefore, a cauldron would reign over that area. It is, as I also suspected, in a direct "sightline" from the plaza-facing mouth of Fisht. Thus, after a "show" cauldron will be lit inside, it will then travel by ground to the (back) base of the pylon (I think that's the right word for it) and then up the spine of the pylon to the top.

hmmmm

that's what i've been thinking...

maybe something like did in Shenzhen OC...

start at 20:20

of course, first they'll light the caudron, then the caudron or just the fire will travel to the tower....

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hmmmm

that's what i've been thinking...

of course, first they'll light the caudron, then the caudron or just the fire will travel to the tower....

Yeah. Exactly. No, they won't fly the flame because that totally wastes the slope of the pylon. Why bother to give it that graceful slope if all you are going to do is to fly it? Might as well just erect a straight pole. There is a more dramatic build-up to the flame working its way up the back/spine of that incline.

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I'm starting to doubt that this is the cauldron. I think it's too simple to be the cauldron, especially if the Russians are attempting to be the "Beijing of the Winter Games." I'm feeling a "Orbit Tower" vibe from this, in that it's a red herring that everybody thinks will be part of the cauldron then ends up having nothing to do with it. If you look at the construction shot, where it's sitting next to the stadium doesn't seem to line up in anyway with the stadium's openings and which would make for a really anticlimactic lame cauldron lighting. I think they have another trick up their sleeve that we won't see until February 7.

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I'm starting to doubt that this is the cauldron. I think it's too simple to be the cauldron, especially if the Russians are attempting to be the "Beijing of the Winter Games." I'm feeling a "Orbit Tower" vibe from this, in that it's a red herring that everybody thinks will be part of the cauldron then ends up having nothing to do with it. If you look at the construction shot, where it's sitting next to the stadium doesn't seem to line up in anyway with the stadium's openings and which would make for a really anticlimactic lame cauldron lighting. I think they have another trick up their sleeve that we won't see until February 7.

An Orbital-type deck? With those strong winds and over-looking COVERED stadia?? :blink:

They're $50 billion and counting; down to the wire and past deadline for Fisht? And they will indulge in "cauldron red herring" games? Get real.

More power to your 'conspiracy' theory. ;)

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Baron where are you finding these pics?

Ah! My secret mole w/in the Sochi construction crew!! ;)

And if my hunches are right, the flame will probably be lit from 3 places: one coming in from Fisht; and then they might have 2 lighters at the tip of each semi-circle. Thus, the 3 flames will meet at the base of the tower, and then work its way up to the top.

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That last pic makes it obvious this is the cauldron, its a stylized firebird, long neck, head at the top forming the point of the beak at the front and with the wings forming the circle in front. If this isn't the cauldron I will eat my hat

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That last pic makes it obvious this is the cauldron, its a stylized firebird, long neck, head at the top forming the point of the beak at the front and with the wings forming the circle in front.

Or a stylized plesiosaurus? I think this also might be the FIRST Olympic cauldron that will have pulsating lights as part of it. I think the "wings" might have lights that will pulsate up to the neck and up to the flame, at night.

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Aspire Tower in Doha is probably the first LED cauldron tower. Check this bling

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Ah. But #1 - that's NOT an Olympic cauldron; and #2 - that wasn't even the cauldron for Doha 2006. It's just a piece of bling.

yes it's not but i do know it was a secondary cauldron

i think sochi will have a show cauldron (crossing my fingers that they will for london 2012's puzzle like cauldron) and outside cauldron (the but fire bird thing)

the video has no sound. also skip to 7:45

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