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Olympic Cauldron relit following relocation across stadium

The Olympic Cauldron Credit: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The Olympic Cauldron has been relit following its relocation to the south end of the stadium to make way for the athletics events.

The Cauldron, made up of 204 steel pipes and individually designed copper petals inscribed with the competing nation’s names, will be within eyesight of competing athletes.

During its 80-hour relocation, the Olympic flame was transferred to a special miners lantern. This morning, Olympic Torchbearer Austin Playfoot relit the Cauldron from the lantern in a small ceremony.