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Athens 2004 Olympic Torch
09:35, July 28, 2008


An olive leaf served as the inspiration for the first Olympic torch that travelled to all five continents, carrying the message of peace for the Olympic Games of 2004. Its form was drawn from the leaf's lines and its harmonious shape. The torch's design was selected to enhance the flame with its upward dynamic shape. Its ergonomic curved design establishes the torch as the continuation of the flame, which does not only come from the torch, but rises as a continuation of the torchbearer's hand. Weighing 700gr. and standing at 68cm, it is made of metal (magnesium) and wood (olive tree) in their natural colors.

Source: IOC

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