Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Unveiled : Photos & Videos

Organizers of Rio 2016 Olympic Games recently unveiled the Olympic torch for the 2016 Olympic Games.

I am sure you all sporting fans across the world, would be eager to see photos and videos of Rio 2016 Olympic Torch.

Rio 2016 Torch

The design of the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch is inspired by Brazil’s ”nature, and the harmonious diversity and energy” of the Brazilian people.

The torch of Rio 2016 Olympic Games is crafted from recycled aluminum and resin with a satin finish. The design of the torch is innovative and has different segments that open up when the Olympic flame is passed from one torchbearer to another.

After expanding vertically, the segments will reveal ”the elements that add the Brazilian flavor,” with soil, sea, mountains, sky, and sun represented in the colors of the Brazilian flag – green, yellow, blue, and white.

Rio 2016 Olympic Torch

Each torch weighs between 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) and 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds) and measures 63.5 centimeters (25 inches) when contracted and 69 centimeters (27 inches) when expanded.

The design was created by Sao Paulo-based design studio Chelles & Hayashi.

Organizers said lightweight materials were used to improve the experience of the torchbearers, as well as a design that induces a grip closer to the torch’s center of gravity.

The unveiling of the Rio 2016 torch was made in a ceremony attended by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in the capital of Brasilia.

Rio 2016 Olympic torch unveiled

About 12,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic flame across some 300 cities and towns in the 26 Brazilian states and the federal district. The relay is expected to kick off in May in Brasilia and will continue for about 100 days. The torch will travel nearly 20,000 kilometers (12,400 miles) of Brazilian roads and fly some 16,000 kilometers (10,000 miles) over the north and mid-west parts of the country.

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