2010 Olympic Torch

14Jan10

The 2010 Olympic Torch, designed and manufactured by Bombardier in collaboration with VANOC, is a symbol of the 2010 Winter Games.

12,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame across Canada on a 45,000-kilometre journey over 100 days. It will start on October 30, 2009 and end on February 12, 2010 at Vancouver’s BC Place (which is right next to my apartment building). The lighting of the Olympic Cauldron at BC Place signals the start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Can’t wait!!!

Designer/Manufacturer: Bombardier/VANOC

Inspiration: Canada’s open land, vast potential and smooth, fluid lines left in the snow and ice from winter sports

Height: 37.125 inches / 94.5 centimetres

Weight: 3.5 pounds / 1.6 kilograms

Materials used: Stainless steel, aluminum and sheet moulding compound

Burn time: At least 12 to 15 minutes

Fuel used: Blend of Propane, Isobutane and Hydrocarbons

Sources:
www.vancouver2010.com
http://www.torchrelay.net/trivia.php

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