Bless their glowing hearts, but Vancouver Olympic organizers' failure to see the problem with putting the Olympic cauldron behind a chain-link fence astounds pretty much everyone.
After four days of complaints from the public and the International Olympic Committee, they've made some modifications. As of Wednesday morning, the fence has been pushed back about 80 feet, and a gap has been cut to allow cameras to get a clear view.
Officials say they'll also be letting people up on the roof of a building next to the flame so they can have an unobstructed look. They keep defending the decision to put the most visible symbol of the Olympics on a downtown waterfront plaza that's inside the security zone for the Games because it will be a legacy for the city.
They also keeping reminding people that usually, the Olympic cauldron is on top of a stadium or deep inside it. This is true - by putting the Olympic flame on the ground and near the people, it is geographically closer than it has everRead More »from With the Olympic cauldron, the symbolic has eclipsed the symbol