London 2012 unveils Olympic Torch design
Updated: 2011-06-08 17:29
At 800mm high and weighing just 800g, the Torch is one of the most lightweight in the history of the Olympic Movement. Its gold-coloured form is perforated by 8,000 small cut-out circles, representing the 8,000 Torchbearers and their stories of personal achievement. The circles, which run the length of the Torch, will also offer a unique level of transparency – allowing people to see right into its heart – and help keep the Torch cool.
The triangular design has been inspired by the multiples of three identified across the vision and delivery of the Olympic Games. These include the three Olympic Values of respect, excellence and friendship; the fact the UK has hosted the Olympic Games three times; and the vision for the London 2012 Olympic Games to combine three strands of work – sport, education and culture.
A prototype of the London 2012 Olympic Torch is seen in this handout image received from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) in London on June 8, 2011.[Photo/Agencies]
A prototype of the London 2012 Olympic Torch is seen in this handout image received from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) in London on June 8, 2011. [Photo/www.london2012.com]
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