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I made a possible Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Cauldron that should fit its art deco styled architechture.

 

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What do you think? that should be in front of the Eiffel Tower at the River Seine as possible permanent cauldron.

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18 hours ago, BigVic said:

Will be simple and compact similar to the recent ones at Rio, Tokyo and Beijing (W). Don't expect big cauldrons anymore. 

We'll see about the cauldron like this that i made.

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On 2/5/2022 at 12:34 AM, BigVic said:

Will be simple and compact similar to the recent ones at Rio, Tokyo and Beijing (W). Don't expect big cauldrons anymore. 

 

I still don't get why the one for 2016 was designed by an American for a games held in Rio.

The caldron for 2008 was a gigantic red object stuck at the top of the stadium. If the recent ones are too modest, that one was too enormous. 

The 2020/21 summer games should have used the classic cauldron from 1964. (Hey, recycling is a good thing, IOC/OOC! That's allows for a smaller carbon footprint) That one to me was simple, dignified and just the right size. I think it was one of the top 3 cauldrons in Olympics history.

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13 minutes ago, Olympics2028 said:

 

I still don't get why the one for 2016 was designed by an American for a games held in Rio.

The caldron for 2008 was a gigantic red object stuck at the top of the stadium. If the recent ones are too modest, that one was too enormous. 

The 2020/21 summer games should have used the classic cauldron from 1964. (Hey, recycling is a good thing, IOC/OOC! That's allows for a smaller carbon footprint) That one to me was simple, dignified and just the right size. I think it was one of the top 3 cauldrons in Olympics history.

I think this is one aspect I tend to agree with you on. I also think the cauldron’s have become too gimmicky. Lovely, but gimmicky.

Good you’re discovering the board outside the LA forums. The following are good threads if you want o discuss, compare opinions or opine on cauldrons in general:

 

 

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^ Each summer and winter games is both affected by the previous games and also wants to one-up them. After decades of the Olympic games all following the same general routine, an OOC and its commissioned producer(s) start becoming more and more gimmicky.

I understand the current winter games, however, tossed out most of that in its entirety. Since I didn't watch that event, I'm guessing the 2022 OOC didn't re-use the large red cauldron from 2008.

Regardless, the fact both the summer and now winter games have been held in the exact same city in just a few decades continues some of the prestige of the "Olympics" becoming a bit less shiny.

I posted in the LA2028 thread a link to an article about how a large portion of today's music is now becoming increasingly limited to artists/compositions from decades ago. IOW, even younger fans of music are turning away from what's current and contemporary to oldies from years past.

My sense is the "Olympics" - at least symbolically - is seeing a bit of the same thing too. 

 

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8 minutes ago, Olympics2028 said:

^ Each summer and winter games is both affected by the previous games and also wants to one-up them. After decades of the Olympic games all following the same general routine, an OOC and its commissioned producer(s) start becoming more and more gimmicky.

I understand the current winter games, however, tossed out most of that in its entirety. Since I didn't watch that event, I'm guessing the 2022 OOC didn't re-use the large red cauldron from 2008.

Regardless, the fact both the summer and now winter games have been held in the exact same city in just a few decades continues some of the prestige of the "Olympics" becoming a bit less shiny.

I posted in the LA2028 thread a link to an article about how a large portion of today's music is now becoming increasingly limited to artists/compositions from decades ago. IOW, even younger fans of music are turning away from what's current and contemporary to oldies from years past.

My sense is the "Olympics" - at least symbolically - is seeing a bit of the same thing too. 

 

Now, for THAT discussion, you might want to go to:

 

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Could we see a totally virtual cauldron and flame where instead of changing flashing lights there is a 16 day constant projections of flames on the tower?

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I swear if Paris does what Beijing 2022 did, I don't know what I will do anymore. 

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36 minutes ago, BigVic said:

They could use the entire Eiffel Tower as a cauldron. LA28 will have the Memorial Coliseum Cauldron once again thankfully and a normal cauldron  

There has been pointed out plenty of times how risky (and expensive) it'd be for them to put the gas systems needed to supply the cauldron au top de la tour eiffel. Also for the sense of the ceremony it'd better be located at the top of the trocadero like here

Historia del Campo de Marte y del Trocadero - PARISCityVISION

whatever they set up, just hoping they dont go the ridiculous beijing 2022 path, that "caudron" lightning was just underwhelming and unfit for a country like china P.R.

Winter Olympics updates: Highlights from the opening ceremony : The Picture  Show : NPR

if you focus your view, you can barely see a red point. Now imagine if paris did that at an space far bigger than birds nest, it would be unsightable

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for me something that would be so epic for paris (going more into fan ideas) was to inspire the cauldron from the canyon from "le voyage dans la lune" light it from the bottom and then making like an explosion effect to the top where the flame would be, a little bit like mixing the athens cauldron with the sochi/torino litting

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On 2/10/2022 at 11:58 AM, AustralianFan said:

The Greening of Paris

 Looks like no cauldron, or another planted torch 2022-style, at the Paris 2024 Opening Ceremony

 

Those flying pyramids at the beginning look so cool. I wonder if they could do something like that for the cauldron. Floating-but anchored multiple structure following the river parade. Just thoughts..

 

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There were cauldrons well before the format of a torch runner was introduced at the 1936 games in Berlin.  If the 2024 OOC wants to be very new and innovative - and carbon friendly - they should dump the concept of a large cauldron entirely and present something that looks like this. Considering what ideas and formats that host committees and their ceremonial producers have been accepting for quite awhile, I don't know if I'm being sarcastic or not:

 

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It won't be entirely miniscule -- but because it is being held in the city of the birth of gran-gran-pere Baron Pierre de Coubertin, it will be something distinguished and significant.  Certainly not megalomaniacally humongous like Beijing 2008 was; but since it will also be Paris' first actual Olympic cauldron, I hope it will be a memorable one. 

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