London 2012 Paralympics Torch

Friday, March 2, 2012

5 months to go before the Olympic event, there will be four flames to be lit in the Paralympics from London, Belfast, Edinburgh to Cardiff. The flame will be carried by 3,500 selected people on August 29, 2012. The torch was designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby. It was made using cutting-edge laser technology that will ensure the heat from the flame is quickly fritter away without being conducted down to the handle. The holes also make the Torch lighter and give it a strong texture that is easy to grip made from an aluminum alloy which was developed for the aerospace and automotive industry. It will not only reflect the light from the Flame but also shine brightly on the teams of Torchbearers that carries it and to the communities that travels through on the way to the Olympic Stadium, shining vividly in the darkness.

The unveiling of the Paralympic Torch is an important part of the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay, as it will become the symbol that everyone recognises.”   ~ Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson

With six months to go until the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, we are on track to deliver a great Games that will showcase some of the most inspirational athletes from around the world” ~ Seb Coe, LOCOG Chair


{ dolphins } at: March 2, 2012 at 5:00 AM said...

nice torch.. i want to be part of that event and carry one of that nice torches.

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