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Olympic Notes: A Second Torch Cauldron Could Be Lit Outdoors
Published February 9, 2010
AROUND THE RINGS' Mackin & Hula reported there is increased speculation "that a second cauldron will be lit in Vancouver for the Olympics, one outdoors, in addition to the caldron for the opening ceremony under the dome of BC Place." The additional torch cauldron is "believed to be set in a waterfront plaza next to the International Broadcast Centre." A flame "would allow broadcasters to use a 'beauty shot' of the flame against the sea and the snow-capped mountains to the north, a view the caldron inside BC Place does not afford." VANOC VP/Communications Renee Smith-Valade confirmed that a cauldron also is "planned for Whistler, site of ski and sliding events" (AROUNDTHERINGS.com, 2/8).
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CRAVE THE WAVE: In Boston, Thomas Grillo reported Ocean Spray has begun to "pour 13 million cranberries into a floating display -- in the shape of the Canadian Olympic Committee logo -- in the city of Richmond, host of the speedskating competitions, and pay tribute to that region's largest agricultural crop." The 30,000 pounds of cranberries "will come from bogs around Richmond, located 14 miles south of Vancouver" (BOSTON HERALD, 2/8).
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