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London 2012: Cauldron created 'like Bond gadget'

Designer Thomas Heatherwick has said his Olympic cauldron represents the "coming together in peace" of each of the 204 competing countries.

His creation was made up of 204 flames in copper petal-like bowls mounted on stems which, once lit by seven young torchbearers, were raised to merge into one huge flame.

The copper petals were made by traditionally skilled craftsmen.

''It was a bit like the (James) Bond gadget workshop,'' he added.

  • 16 Jan 2013
  • From the section UK