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RE: Cauldron lighting letdown
I thought the technical and visual aspect of the cauldron and lighting was amazing, and I think the choice of 7 (likely future Olympians, not just random kids) young sportsmen/women from a variety of sports and nominated by Olympic heroes from the past was inspired. It fits in entirely with the original pledge in 2005 that this would be a Games to inspire a generation of Youth and to leave a long term legacy.

It also solved the problem of having to choose between Redgrave, Thompson, etc.

Well done Danny Boyle!

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