Cauldron to be Ignited Tonight

Cauldron to be Ignited Tonight

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Utah's Olympic flame is about to be re-lit.

The Olympic cauldron -- backdrop for the spectacular opening and closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Games -- will be ignited at a ceremony tonight at the University of Utah.

The ceremony is meant to herald the opening of the Olympic Legacy Park at Rice-Eccles Stadium -- and to recapture a bit of that Olympic spirit.

The event begins at 8:30 this evening. There'll be speeches by Olympian Joey Cheek, Olympic Committee member Jim Easton and Mayor Rocky Anderson.

It's too expensive to keep the cauldron lit all the time, so from now on, it will only be ignited for special occasions at the park.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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