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Japan seems to prefer bowl shapped cauldrons for what i've seen but they've also done a couple of more original ones

Kobe 1985 Universiade

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Hiroshima 1994 Asian Games

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Fukuoka 1995 Universiade

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Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics

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Osaka 2001 East Asian Games

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Aomori 2003 Winter Asian Games

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13 hours ago, Nemo said:

Do you think that they will include the 1964 cauldron somehow?

I remembered that I posted an article in another thread that said the IOC was ok with Tokyo using the 1964 cauldron again.

 

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Mori said he had spoken with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and been given consent to use the cauldron from the 1964 Games, the previous one hosted in Tokyo, for the 2020 edition.

 

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/03/11/more-stadium-issues-tokyo-2020-team

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5 hours ago, phandrosis said:

I remembered that I posted an article in another thread that said the IOC was ok with Tokyo using the 1964 cauldron again.

 

 

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/03/11/more-stadium-issues-tokyo-2020-team

I hope they don't use it as the official cauldron, more like what was done in Innsbruck for the 76 Winter games. 

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Tokyo 2020 confirms it will use Olympic flame cauldrons in stadium and on the waterfront
By Mike Rowbottom Tuesday, 18 December 2018

The Olympic flame will be housed in two locations during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, it has been officially announced today.

Reports that cauldrons would be established both in the Olympic Stadium and on Tokyo's waterfront near the Yume-no-Ohashi Bridge were confirmed at a meeting of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee at which representatives from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and central Government were in attendance.

Under the Olympic Charter, the flame must be in public view for the entirety of the Olympics.

In a release, Tokyo 2020 organisers said: "So that as many people as possible can view the flame, two separate cauldrons will be deployed.

"One will be set up inside the Olympic Stadium and used only during the Opening and Closing Ceremonies; another, to which the flame will be transferred after the Opening Ceremony, will be placed in Tokyo's bustling waterfront area, allowing the wider public to view it and experience the spirit and excitement of the Games.

"The flame will only be displayed in one location at a time."

The release added: "A number of locations, including Games venues, live sites and tourist attractions in Tokyo, were considered as the site for the cauldron outside of the Olympic Stadium.

"Tokyo 2020 took into account the IOC's stipulation that the location should be a symbolic site which would allow as many people as possible to view the flame without having to purchase tickets for the Games.

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Tokyo 2020 organisers have confirmed there will be an Olympic cauldron on the waterfront as well as in the stadium during the Games ©Getty Images

"Considering all these factors, as well as security and operational issues, it was decided that the Ariake side of the Yume-no-Ohashi Bridge in the waterfront area would be an ideal location.

"It was agreed that areas in the vicinity of the cauldrons' Games-time locations will be natural choices for their permanent locations after the Games.

"The Japan Sports Agency and the Japan Sport Council will manage the cauldron used during the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government taking responsibility for the other cauldron as the host city authority."

The agreement was concluded with the Cabinet Secretariat, the Japan Sports Agency, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Japanese Olympic Committee, the Japanese Paralympic Committee and the Japan Sport Council at a multi-party leaders' meeting.

The Tokyo 2020 release went on to detail the reasons for having two cauldron sites.

"The flame that will be lit during the Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium has to be kept alight until it is extinguished at the Closing Ceremony," it read.

"It will be physically difficult to keep the ceremonial cauldron at the Olympic Stadium throughout the Games, and it will be difficult to relocate it without extinguishing the flame."

On the decision over the location of the second cauldron, the Tokyo 2020 release added: "Tokyo's waterfront area will be a symbolic site of the Tokyo 2020 Games where many of the venues for the newly added urban sports are located.

"The site has the potential to attract large numbers of people, including those without tickets to the Games.

"The site is conveniently located near the International Broadcasting Centre and the Main Press Centre, allowing media from around the world to showcase the city of Tokyo and the Tokyo 2020 Games."

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Olympic cauldron design to use the sun as motif

 

KYODO NEWS KYODO NEWS - Jul 24, 2019 - 12:03 

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Organizers are planning to design the Olympic cauldron for next year's Tokyo Games as a sphere using the sun as a motif, sources close to them said Wednesday.

Proposals have also been made to use hydrogen as fuel to keep the fire in the cauldron burning, to promote Japan's next-generation energy initiatives to the world, they said.

Current plans are to have the spherical cauldron, which will be lit at the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, open to reveal the Olympic flame as it rotates, according to the sources.

 

Organizers are also studying a plan to color the flame blue, yellow, black, green and red -- the five colors of the Olympic rings -- with hydrogen, which is considered an eco-friendly fuel as it only emits water, they said.

The torch for the Tokyo Olympics will be lit in Greece on March 12, with the relay commencing in Fukushima Prefecture on March 26 and passing through all 47 of Japan's prefectures. The opening ceremony will be held on July 24 at the New National Stadium in Tokyo.

The flame will then be transferred to another cauldron near the "Yume-no-Ohashi" pedestrian bridge, a promenade which links the waterfront areas of Odaiba and Ariake, where it will be housed for the duration of the Games.

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Rio obviously did the sun thing already but given the blatant cultural relevance this doesn't surprise me all that much. I'm sure the design will be distinctly different enough, the multiple colored flames would be a really unique and iconic spin to a cauldron if they're able to pull it off. 

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The idea sounds pretty good, now it remains to see how they will execute it, as long as its different and more original from its Rio counterpart. I just hope they dont do another small cauldron for the ecologic message, though this seems to be an obsession from Marco Balich only (he did it in Lima 2019 too).

Also they're following the trend of putting an external cauldron in a public place like Rio did, which pretty much confirms the cauldron in the stadium won't be visible outside. Probably its for the best given part of the roof is made of wood.

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On 3/5/2020 at 3:06 PM, AustralianFan said:

Ok, a stunning new Cauldron lit in the Stadium and the original 1964 Cauldron also lit somewhere else in Tokyo?

The 1964 cauldron (as are the Sapporo 1972 and Nagano 1998 cauldrons) are all already enshrined in a small park on the periphery of the new National Olympic Stadium, on display.  They will not be activated in July.  
 

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On 3/8/2020 at 4:34 AM, baron-pierreIV said:

The 1964 cauldron (as are the Sapporo 1972 and Nagano 1998 cauldrons) are all already enshrined in a small park on the periphery of the new National Olympic Stadium, on display.  They will not be activated in July.  
 

According to the following 2026 news report, the 1964 Cauldron will be used again in 2020.

On 7/31/2016 at 5:44 AM, phandrosis said:

I remembered that I posted an article in another thread that said the IOC was ok with Tokyo using the 1964 cauldron again.

 

 

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/03/11/more-stadium-issues-tokyo-2020-team

 

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On 3/7/2020 at 5:34 PM, baron-pierreIV said:

The 1964 cauldron (as are the Sapporo 1972 and Nagano 1998 cauldrons) are all already enshrined in a small park on the periphery of the new National Olympic Stadium, on display.  They will not be activated in July.  
 

The London 2012 cauldron should be moved from the Museum of London to the Olympic park which is where it belongs.

It was also disappointing for visitors to the London 2012 Olympic park during the Olympics that the cauldron couldn't be seen from  outside the stadium if they didn't have tickets for that.

So what ever Tokyo do they should make sure the cauldron has maximum visibility

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