The London 2012 Summer Olympic Games

London is hosting the Olympic Games for a third time and a three sided torch has been created by design firm Barber Osgerby.

Golden and made of sheets of aluminium alloy, each torch is perforated with 8,000 holes representing the 8,000 torchbearers taking part in the relay. At 80cm it is one of the tallest torches but also one of the lightest weighing 800-850g, allowing it to be carried easily by younger torchbearers.

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