Olympic cauldron manufactured by Arrow Dynamics

Posted Wednesday, January 9, 2002 6:39 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Arrow Dynamics was chosen for the engineering and manufacturing of the Olympic cauldron for the winter games this year in Salt Lake City. While the design and look was established by another firm, the engineering and manufacturing took Arrow 18 months to complete.

Read more from the official Salt Lake 2002 site.

Wednesday, January 9, 2002 6:58 AM
Also, the bobsled event will be replaced by bobsled-coaster riding.  ;)
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Wednesday, January 9, 2002 9:10 AM
LOL I was about to say that.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2002 9:18 AM
That's really interesting. I think that it's great the Arrow would do some thing like this. Roller coaster history has a place in the Olympics this year!
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Wednesday, January 9, 2002 10:42 AM
hmmmmm.....who makes those Luge tubes??????
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Wednesday, January 9, 2002 10:53 AM
PKI FANATIC: Not really exactly roller coaster history. Ever wondered how Arrow survived through without building many coasters? They also do general structural engineering and fabrication for other projects, even ones that are remote from roller coasters.

Yes, very interesting that this news with the content (Arrow Dynamics) was caught. It's a good read. I like the design a lot.

I'm looking forward to the Olympics! Only if I could go!

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Wednesday, January 9, 2002 11:07 AM
Awesome! That's great to hear! Long Live Arrow!
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Wednesday, January 9, 2002 11:28 AM
See? there really is an Arrow that every likes ;)
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Wednesday, January 9, 2002 11:40 AM
Sweet. This one wont be ruff at all.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2002 11:50 AM
Hopefully it will be better looking than Atlanta's 1996 Cauldron...that thing looked like a box of McDonald's french fries.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2002 12:16 PM
The Jet Coaster:

I knew they built other things but I'm just saying the Arrow is a very historic roller coaster firm and it's cool that their products got into some thing as major as the Olympics.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2002 4:43 PM
Exciting news, but not really shocking. The Salt Lake Olympic Committee has done a very good job of getting the surrounding communities and the entire state of Utah involved in their Olympic bid back in 1997, and throughout these final months. They have a lot of cultural events planned for the Games, and the surrounding communities are going to benefit from all of that. The design of the cauldron is one that is very unique. The "twisting" portion actually reminds me of Wicked Twister! The blue color will look really cool once the flame is lit during the Opening Ceremony on Feb 8, and the design fits in well with the "Light The Fire Within" theme that the SLOC is going for this year. Arrow and the design company should be proud, and will get a lot of free press and good public relations from their hard-work.

Mikey, (who is you can't tell by screen name is very excited for the Games).

P.S. Astrosgp, you make a very good point, and their was major grumbling towards the Atlanta Olympic Committee back in 1996 for their selecting of that specific cauldron. Many people, myself included, believe they chose that specific "french fry" cauldron simply because McDonalds is such a huge Olympic sponsor...

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Wednesday, January 9, 2002 8:33 PM
I've seen the cauldron in person and I must say that Arrow did a fantastic job!
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Thursday, January 10, 2002 7:22 AM
Very funny ThemeParkBigShot....
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Thursday, January 10, 2002 3:07 PM
staticman00's avatar Makes you wonder if Arrow will also design park decorations, given the amount of elaobration and creativity they showed here.  I could see them designing props and set-pieces for places like IOA.
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Friday, January 11, 2002 9:47 AM
Impression I get is that Arrow didn't do the design of the thing, just ran the numbers to make the design they were presented with a workable structure.  Artists come to Arrow with a picture of what they want; Arrow makes it happen.

Still, it's good they got the business, surely helped tide them over in such lean times. 

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