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Opening ceremonies on tap

VANCOUVER, British Columbia. - Can it top Beijing?
     
Eighteen months after the spectacular opening of the Summer Olympics, the organizers of the Winter Games in Vancouver have a challenge facing them tonight.
     
And they won't be taking advantage of the city's breathtaking coast-and-mountain views. This will be the Olympics' first-ever opening ceremony conducted indoors, in a big domed stadium.
     
Among the many details being kept secret about tonight's opening ceremonies for the XXI Olympic Winter Games is who will light the Olympic cauldron. Some think it should be Wayne Gretzky, the hockey legend considered the greatest to every play Canada's national sport.

Gretzky's not talking about what role, if any, he'll have in the opening ceremonies.

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