#1 Olympic Stadium
Days on which the Cauldron will be alight in the Oympic stadium:
- Olympic Games: 24 July (Opening Ceremony) and 9 August (Closing Ceremony)
- Paralympic Games: 25 August (Opening Ceremony) and 6 September (Closing Ceremony)
Periods during which the Cauldron will be alight in Ariake area:
- Olympic Games: from 25 July to 9 August
- Paralympic Games: from 26 August to 6 September
Video: Buenos Aires 2018 on YouTube
The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)
Part 13 – The Olympic Cauldron
25 Years ago today: The opening ceremony of the 1992 Summer Olympics took place in the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys (read more).
The cauldron was lit by a flaming arrow, shot by archer Antonio Rebollo.
“Anthony Howe discusses creating the cauldron for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Howe is a kinetic wind sculptor from Orcas Island, Washington. To learn more about his work visit www.howeart.net.”
Video by SuperNova IMC on YouTube
Video by Rio 2016 on YouTube
Today marks the second anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Games. On July 27th 2012 the cauldron (designed by Thomas Heatherwick) was lit.
The cauldron is now on display in a new exhibition in the Museum of London:
The London 2012 Cauldron – Designing a moment
From July 2014 a new home for the London 2012 Cauldron will tell the story of this iconic symbol of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The exhibition will celebrate Thomas Heatherwick’s cutting edge design and the unforgettable moment it was revealed to the world during the Olympic opening ceremony.
Museum of London
150 London Wall
London EC2Y 5HN