Memorable Olympic cauldron lighters

POSTED: 01:54 PM MDT Jul 26, 2012    UPDATED: 02:20 PM MST 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.

1936 Berlin Olympics
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1936 Summer, Berlin. These were the first Games to introduce the caldron lighting, performed by runner Fritz Schilgen to the applause of Adolf Hitler and surrounded by Nazi propaganda.


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