Memorable Olympic cauldron lighters

POSTED: 12:54 PM PDT Jul 26, 2012    UPDATED: 01:20 PM PST 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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