Torch Design Revealed!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

LOCOG- London Organizing Committee for 2012 Olympics reveals today the design of the Olympics torch. This torch will be carried by almost 8,000 torchbearers across UK next summer.  Design by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby the two international acclaimed designers. In partnership with the Basildon based product engineers Tecoism and Coventry based manufacturers The Premier Group. The Olympics Torch is 800mm high and weighing just 800g, it is one of the most lightweight in the history of the Olympic Movement. Its gold-colored 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 Torch that carries the Olympic Flame during the Olympic Torch Relay is one of the most recognizable and significant symbols of an Olympic Games. Members of the public right across the UK are busy nominating inspiring people to be Torchbearers and I am thrilled we have a beautifully designed, engineered and crafted Torch for them to carry.”  ~~ Sebastian Coe, LOCOG Chair


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