This afternoon we went to visit the Olympic cauldron, which was lit on Friday night after the Opening Ceremonies. Many people in the crowd were upset that they couldn't get closer to see the fire because it was blocked off by a chain-link fence! No one there, even the security guards, knew why the cauldron was blocked off. One lady thought that the Olympic committee was worried about protesters and didn't want to let them close to the cauldron.
The Olympic flame is a symbol of modern-day Olympics. Where did the flame come from? The flame story was that the Greek god Prometheus stole the flame from Mount Olympus and gave it to the humans. The flame is carried by torch from Greece where the Ancient Olympics started to where the Olympics is held.
This is a picture of the cauldron through the chains in the fence.