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Been a joy to relive London 2012 this weekend - they've basically played out the official DVDs on screen over the last few days with the directors cut of the Opening Ceremony and seven and a half hours of games actions featuring plenty of presentation from the BBC at the time too.  Unsurprisingly the Closing Ceremony is left off the repeat agenda.

One thing though that really stands out, and it is nothing we didn't discuss at the time, is the cauldron.   One of my favourite lightings ever but was a huge shame it didn't shine bright over the city - and even when the athletics stadium opened it was basically shoved in a corner and we saw it far more on the stadium screens than in place in the stadium.

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I never understood why the 2012 cauldron could not have been wheeled out into the OLympic Park between the opening ceremony and the start of the athletics at least (thats 6-7 days)....sitting alone inside the stadium was pretty dumb. Coe snapping atpeople saying the cauldorn is  not a tourist site didnt help.

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Even in the stadium it didn't really have pride of place.   Should have been where the Olympic Bell was fairly high up in the stadium, but it was practically at ground level.

This is becoming an issue though with the almost standard 360 degree enclosed stadiums now.   The Birds Nest got around it though with the cauldron on the edge of the roof, even though I suspect half the people in the stadium wouldn't be able to see it.

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