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The Olympic cauldron

The Olympic cauldron was installed at the East stand of the Grand Sports Arena in 1980. The Olympic flame was lit for the first time during the opening ceremony of the 1980 Olympics on 19 July. The last time it was lit was in 1990 during the concert of Kino music band. In 1996, the cauldron was demounted to make possible the construction of a roof over the arena’s stands. In 2010, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1980 Olympics, the cauldron underwent renovation and was installed in Alley of Fame to serve as an Olympic symbol to preserve memory. The 14 meter height cauldron was 5 meters shortened to make it stable.


anodized aluminum, marble

The height: 9 meters

Diameter: 7 meters

The cauldron and the base it is installed on was made by Vyacheslav Shpak.