1. Mid of people taking photographs of Olympic cauldron behind fence
2. Close of camera taking photograph
3. Tilt down people standing on top of concrete barrier to take photo over fence
4. Wide of wire fence around Olympic cauldron on waterfront
Vancouver - 17 February 2010
5. People walking up roof of neighbouring building to new vantage point
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Vox Pop, Jill Kuo, visitor from China:
"It''s perfect, actually I am so excited because we didn''t expect we could come up here. And we''re probably the first group right? We''re so excited, it''s very close to the torch. It''s very, very good."
7. People watching cauldron from rooftop
8. People taking photographs through a new gap in fence closer to cauldron pan to large Olympic mascots next to fence
9. Mascots dancing in front of fence
10. People taking photographs through new gap in fence
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Vox Pop, Dave Monroe, visitor:
"That''s pretty good, it still keeps the security, but at least you can get your camera through there. I think it''s a good compromise."
"At the end of the day we just came to the conclusion that it''s just too unstable up there, too unsafe to have people in big numbers walking around the side of the courses."
18. Wide of news conference
19. SOUNDBITE (English) Renee Smith-Valade, Vancouver Organising Committee (VANOC) spokeswoman:
"The snow, we bring it in, and the warm weather comes and it disappears, and we brought it in, and then the snow with the warm wind and it disappears, and they have just kept coming back determined to create a fantastic field of play for those athletes."
Vancouver Olympic organisers rushed to alter a controversial fence obscuring the Olympic cauldron on Wednesday, but still faced a series of other setbacks.
The malfunctioning cauldron at the opening ceremony kicked off the troubles, then the weather forced 28-thousand ticket cancellations at Cypress Mountain.
A faulty ice machine at the skating rink didn''t help either - but it was the ugly chain-link fence around the waterfront cauldron that really upset locals and visitors alike.
So early Wednesday morning, the fence was dismantled, and a smaller one built closer to the flame.
The new fence has gaps that let visitors take unobstructed pictures.
Spectators were also allowed to walk up the sloping roof of a building next door for a better view.
The first group allowed up to the new vantage point told AP Television they were happy with the changes.
Wednesday''s better weather has organisers hopeful an end is in sight to the rain, fog and heavy snow that has played havoc with alpine events, casing delays and cancellations.
But officials have still cancelled 28-thousand standing-room tickets at the Cypress Mountain snowboarding venue because fans were slipping through the melting layers of trucked-in snow and through gaps in bales of straw packed below.
"At the end of the day we just came to the conclusion that it''s just too unstable up there, too unsafe to have people in big numbers walking around the side of the courses," said Vancouver Organising Committee (VANOC) ticketing chief Caley Denton.
VANOC spokesman Renee Smith-Valade said nearly 250 staff and volunteers were working around the clock to keep the actual runs at Cypress Mountain ready for competition.
The cancellations and refunds will cost VANOC around 1.4 (m) million US dollars in lost ticket revenue.
But the International Olympic Committee remains confident Vancouver organisers are doing their best to deal with the problems as they arise.