See what I mean. That really makes for a nice photo op, eh? I saw a news story that said VANOC had worked all night to move the chain link fence closer to the flame because they'd gotten so many complaints. But, IT'S STILL BEHIND A CHAIN LINK FENCE! That's just a little too ghetto for my taste.
Of course, if you very carefully positioned your lens through the holes in the fence, you could get an unobstructed view of the cauldron.
I get that maybe you need to worry about people getting too close to the flames. But when you're spending billions of dollars on the games, surely you can come up with a more elegant solution than concrete and chain link. Combine this with the fact that the indoor cauldron at the opening ceremonies didn't work and I'm giving Vancouver a solid D- in Olympic Cauldrons.