Memorable Olympic cauldron lighters

POSTED: 3:54 PM Jul 26 2012   UPDATED: 4:20 PM Jan 07 2014

One of the most anticipated parts of Olympics opening ceremonies is usually the lighting of the cauldron. As the 2014 Winter Olympics approach, take a look at memorable cauldron lighters from past Olympic Games.

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The cauldron is often lit by a revered former Olympian. While their identities are kept secret until the ceremonies, the final torch bearers typically are individuals or groups from the host nation.

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