Controversy brews over Olympic cauldron position

Updated: July 30, 2012 11:07 IST

A controversy over the London Olympics cauldron has brewed up, with organisers deciding to put one of the most popular features of the Games out of sight for visitors to the Olympic Park. Organisers, however, said that it would be moved to the side of the stadium in the coming days, within view of the 60,000 spectators, to allow for track and field competitions. Cauldron designer Thomas Heatherwick said that its new location was a nod to the 1948 Olympics, when London last staged the Games, and the place where the cauldron stood in the old Wembley stadium.

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