…Let It Shine
The Olympic flame—one of the most iconic and powerful symbols of the spirit, and something that is strangely missing from this summer’s games.
After making a spectacular entrance as each flaming petal folded into a fiery blossom, the olympic cauldron has been missing in action.
Okay, so it’s not exactly missing. It’s just tucked safely away inside the Olympic Stadium. Okay, so it’s relatively safe…it only went out once…that we know of.
But the point is, it won’t be visible to anyone (except a select few) until the track and field events begin. Even then, it will only be seen by those with tickets to the events, and those watching on television.
With an official slogan of “Inspire a Generation,” it seems odd to hide the symbol that has inspired so many. Perhaps, they will be more inspired, now that they’re being kept out in the dark.
More on the Story: NPR
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