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OK, so the Sydney 2000 cauldron was relit per the InsidetheGames article>

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1098438/freeman-sends-message-to-sydney-event 

Huh? :blink:  How? :wacko:  Is this one of those FAKE lightings where you just look at it, wish it happens, and then SWOOSH!!  the whole thing just self-combusts by some supernatural force?  Also, what is the torch of color on the left?  Was that the Paralympic torch or have they decided to bring out a new one to be au courrant and so no one can say BLACK TORCHES MATTER?!?! 

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1 hour ago, baron-pierreIV said:

OK, so the Sydney 2000 cauldron was relit per the InsidetheGames article>

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1098438/freeman-sends-message-to-sydney-event 

Huh? :blink:  How? :wacko:  Is this one of those FAKE lightings where you just look at it, wish it happens, and then SWOOSH!!  the whole thing just self-combusts by some supernatural force?  Also, what is the torch of color on the left?  Was that the Paralympic torch or have they decided to bring out a new one to be au courrant and so no one can say BLACK TORCHES MATTER?!?! 

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8 hours ago, baron-pierreIV said:

OK, so the Sydney 2000 cauldron was relit per the InsidetheGames article>

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1098438/freeman-sends-message-to-sydney-event 

Huh? :blink:  How? :wacko:  Is this one of those FAKE lightings where you just look at it, wish it happens, and then SWOOSH!!  the whole thing just self-combusts by some supernatural force?  Also, what is the torch of color on the left?  Was that the Paralympic torch or have they decided to bring out a new one to be au courrant and so no one can say BLACK TORCHES MATTER?!?! 

That was the 2000 Paralympic Torch...I dont think anyone is surprised that they have an ignition button for the flame now!

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On 9/16/2020 at 2:04 AM, baron-pierreIV said:

OK, so the Sydney 2000 cauldron was relit per the InsidetheGames article>

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1098438/freeman-sends-message-to-sydney-event 

Huh? :blink:  How? :wacko:  Is this one of those FAKE lightings where you just look at it, wish it happens, and then SWOOSH!!  the whole thing just self-combusts by some supernatural force?  Also, what is the torch of color on the left?  Was that the Paralympic torch or have they decided to bring out a new one to be au courrant and so no one can say BLACK TORCHES MATTER?!?! 

At Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum when the cauldron has been relit over the years, has anyone actually stood under the archway and directly ignited the pathway to the cauldron?

Of course not.

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On 9/17/2020 at 11:01 AM, AustralianFan said:

At Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum when the cauldron has been relit over the years, has anyone actually stood under the archway and directly ignited the pathway to the cauldron?

Of course not.

Apples and oranges.  Everyone knows that the cauldron/torch at LA Memorial was built w/o the benefit of having a Lighter.  Even in 1984, tacking on Rafer Johnson was only to continue the tradition of having a HUMAN lighter bring the flame and somehow get it to the cauldron.  With Sydney, it's always been associated with a human lighting it, Cathy Freeman.  So having those 2 women just run under it, holding UNLIT torches just created a WTF moment?  Why have those 2 women hold FAKE torches (UNLIT) and then have it ignite without their help?  It didn't compute for me.  

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14 hours ago, baron-pierreIV said:

Apples and oranges.  Everyone knows that the cauldron/torch at LA Memorial was built w/o the benefit of having a Lighter.  Even in 1984, tacking on Rafer Johnson was only to continue the tradition of having a HUMAN lighter bring the flame and somehow get it to the cauldron.  With Sydney, it's always been associated with a human lighting it, Cathy Freeman.  So having those 2 women just run under it, holding UNLIT torches just created a WTF moment?  Why have those 2 women hold FAKE torches (UNLIT) and then have it ignite without their help?  It didn't compute for me.  

I agree it would have been a nice to have but then who would pay for manual cauldron anniversary lightings and associated mantenance and safety considerations?  Unfortunately, it just has to remain a symbolic press-button ignition unless a philanthropic corporate fan or sponsor is willing to pay for such an event, especially during a pandemic.

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