This is one of those “that’s… good to know” odd posts. The Olympic torch design has always been conservative, meaning somone can identify it as a torch at first sight. That has been changing in the last 25 years: The Torch is becoming more moderny.
Here we have the torch designed for the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic. The torch design is fascinating allright, but I found the technical requirements for the torch more exciting.
“It (the flame) cannot be re-lit and it must never go out, not even in rain, snow, or in winds up to 120 km/h. The flame of each torch, which burns for 15 minutes, must not be higher than 10 centimetres.”
Also, look at the pictures of people holding the torch: most of them look like they are ready to beat someone with it.
Check out the Olympic torch collection.
Story Via Designboom.com