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8000 is the new 2012


The 2012 Olympic torch prototype has been unveiled by Seb Coe, designed by acclaimed designers Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby. The symbolic design has 8,000 perforated holes, each representing one of the 8000 torch bearers. It weighs 800g and stands at 800mm tall. The triangular shape also has connotations with the three Olympic values; respect / excellence / friendship. {Images ©Getty Images / London 2010 Olympics}