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Youth Olympic Games 2010: Blazing the Trail

  1. Aug 24, 2010 #1
    Hi PFers! Just to share the excitement surrounding the opening ceremony of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games 2010 held in Singapore on 14 Aug.

    The Youth Olympics features more than 3000 athletes aged between 14 and 18 years competing in 200 events across 26 sports. The concept is put forward by International Olympic Committee, president Jacques Rogge.

    This http://leocaballes.com/2010/08/15/blazing-the-trail-2010-youth-olympic-games-yog-in-singapore/" [Broken] gives the highlights of the opening ceremony. One of them is the reflecting pool, which enables the "running on water" effect.

    I'm particularly interested in the cauldron on top of the 'lighthouse'.
    http://www.singapore2010.sg/public/sg2010/en/en_news/en_media_releases/en_20100814_specifications_of_the_cauldron.html [Broken]
    After the flame travels spirally upwards to the top of the tower, the flame bursts into fire inside the top. The "fire tornado" is awesome. And I'm wondering if the science behind this is that difficult.
    (I haven't been able to find good youtube videos to show this though.)
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