Fiery debate over cauldron
The multi-legged Olympic cauldron that sits on Vancouver's waterfront is an extraordinary sight -- but one that can't be seen without obstruction from street level in Vancouver.
The cauldron sits within a secure zone of the International Broadcasting Center, which means it is surrounded by high metal fencing and wooden barriers and greatly resembles a construction zone.
The thousands of fans that have assembled daily here to get a look at the cauldron have been reduced to standing on garbage cans and benches to try to get photos not obscured by the fencing.
And many of those folks are angry about it, and voicing their displeasure to organizers.
"Perhaps," said Renne Smith-Valade, the vice president of communications for the organizing committee, "we did underestimate the degree people wanted to get close to it."
Smith-Valade said a measure would be taken Wednesday that would "give people a great way to see the cauldron both from above and street level."
In the meantime, she said, they could seek out a farther-away vantage point from an elevated part of town.
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