SOCHI SCENE: Ascending the torch

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Associated Press

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 10 at 3:33 PM

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — For those with a fear of heights, it's the Olympic job from hell: clambering up the giant cauldron to carry out maintenance work on the blazing centerpiece of the Sochi Games.

But suspended by ropes high above the coastal cluster of spectacular stadiums here, they must have a great view of all the fans milling about — and taking selfies — down below.

And if they ever make abseiling an Olympic sport, maybe these guys will one day be medal contenders.

See them here: https://twitter.com/mikecorder/status/432863055701999616/photo/1

— By Mike Corder — Twitter http://twitter.com/mikecorder

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Associated Press reporters will be filing dispatches about happenings in and around Sochi during the 2014 Winter Games. Follow AP journalists covering the Olympics on Twitter: http://apne.ws/1c3WMiu

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