Where have Vancouver's big Olympic rings gone?
VANCOUVER (CP) — Under the incessant grey skies of Vancouver, the international media has had at least one glimmer of light for photos in the lead-up to the Games.
And now that’s been taken away, too. A massive set of Olympic rings that lit up nightly atop a barge in the waters of downtown Vancouver mysteriously disappeared Tuesday.
Vancouver Police say they know nothing about the missing rings, once located inside the Games’ marine security zone and outside their jurisdiction, adding with a chuckle that they’d be tough to steal and even more difficult to pawn.
One rumour was that they’d been moved to act as the final cauldron for the Olympic flame during next week’s opening ceremonies.
But Olympic organizers say the rings have been taken away for a power refitting and should be glowing again in the next few days.