In Sochi, Olympic Flame Roars Along With Fans

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International sports fans aren't alone in making noise in Sochi, so is the Olympic cauldron. Spectators can hear the gas-fed flame even when they're hundreds of yards away. (Feb. 14)

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Sochi, Russia -- February 14th, 2014

1. Wide of people walking in the Olympic park with the flame in the background

2. Close of the Olympic cauldron

3. Wide of the cauldron

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Kimberlee Tessean/Denver, Colorado 34 years old

"Just the sheer size of the flame is epic. It's huge."

5. Wide of the Olympic flame burning in the sun

6. Tilt up from the pond below the flame

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Lisa Marie Bowles-Goldshtein/Randolph, New Jersey 52 years old

"It's powerful. It stands out. You can see it from our hotel. It's fabulous."

8. WIde of the flame burning

9. Close of the flame

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Kimberlee Tessean/Denver, Colorado 34 years old

"You can hear the fire and I think just hearing that fire from the flame is…you know you are hear."

11. The flame burning with the sun in the background

12. Medium shot of people laying in the grass watching the flame

13. Wide of the flame burning

14. SOUNDBITE (English) Lisa Marie Bowles-Goldshtein/Randolph, New Jersey 52 years old

"Yeah that's a lot of gas. THink of the BBQ. That's a lot bigger."

15. Close of the Olympic flame

16. Wide of the Olympic park

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SOCHI OLYMPIC PARK BURNS THE OLYMPIC FLAME…AND THE CAULDRON IS BIG.

Kimberlee Tessean/Denver, Colorado 34 years old

"Just the sheer size of the flame is epic. It's huge."

IT'S TALL ENOUGH TO TOUCH THE SUN IN THE SOCHI SKY.

THE DESIGN INSPIRATION IS A RUSSIAN FAIRY TAIL FIRE BIRD.

Lisa Marie Bowles-Goldshtein/Randolph, New Jersey 52 years old

"It's powerful. It stands out. You can see it from our hotel. It's fabulous."

THE FLAME BURNS AT MORE THAN 160 FEET OFF THE GROUND…BUT IT CAN BE HEARD ROARING FROM HUNDREDS OF YARDS AWAY.

Kimberlee Tessean/Denver, Colorado 34 years old

"You can hear the fire and I think just hearing that fire from the flame is…you know you are hear."

THE MOUTH OF THE CAULDRON IS 11 AND A HALF FEET WIDE AND THE FIRE BURNS 24 HOURS A DAY. IT'S ENOUGH TO BLOW THE MIND OF ANY HOME OWNER DURING THE WINTER MONTHS.

Lisa Marie Bowles-Goldshtein/Randolph, New Jersey 52 years old

"Yeah that's a lot of gas. THink of the BBQ. That's a lot bigger."

RUSSIA KNOWN FOR IT'S NATURAL GAS SUPPLY…IS CERTAINLY SHOWCASING IT HERE.

MARK CARLSON, AP, SOCHI.

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