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Vandals smash Olympic Cauldron in downtown Vancouver

Olympic Cauldron smashed

Vancouver Police say they are conducting an investigation after a cultural landmark was smashed by vandals in downtown Vancouver over the weekend. 

Sometime overnight between Saturday and Sunday, two suspects likely "intentionally caused damage" to the Olympic Cauldron in the Jack Poole Plaza, VPD Sgt. Steve Addison says. 

The Olympic Cauldron was created for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Millions of people watched it get lit up for the first time in person and on television, and the 32.8-foot landmark now stands in its permanent home in Jack Poole Plaza, according to the Vancouver Convention Centre

The VPD won't provide any further details about the investigation at this time, but anyone with information should contact police.



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