Fuel for the Flame: No foolin’

On May 15, I told you about the hole that crews dug (and covered) at the centre of B.C. Place Stadium’s floor.

That’s where the Olympic cauldron is going, say my sources. It’s a logical spot because it’s the most visible location as far away as you can get from the air-supported fabric roof while still being indoors. See the video.

Now I have more fuel for the fire. A natural gas pipe was installed in the east end zone tunnel next to section 227. I shot photos after the B.C. Lions’ regular season finale on Nov. 7. The cauldron will be fed with natural gas to keep the Olympic flame burning Feb. 12 to 28.

News and views on Vancouver 2010 (and beyond) from Bob Mackin.

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