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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Research, collect and prepare background materials- London Olympic 2012, The Olympic Torch

The torch was designed by 2 east Londoners, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby. They enter the competition to design the torch and they won. Within the the torch their is 8000 circles that represent the people who take part in the torch relay. As you can tell there would be a total amount of 8000 people running. The 8000 circles would like tell the story of the person who took part in the relay, as they would of done something inspiring. Due to how transparent it is, the torch holder would be able to see the heart of the torch, seeing the burner system. According to the article the torch weighs around 800gram along heat resistant, as the torch is made from a special aluminium alloy that is made for aerospace and automotive industry. As their would be a wide range of people doing this relay,possibly even 12 year old's!

A while ago Lloyds TSB did a nomination where ANYONE can be nominated if they done something inspiring, you can even nominate yourself. However the nomination is now closed, though you can view who has been nominated and their inspiring story. Though I personally think that this was a really good idea as it gave everyone(doesn't matter what gender) a fair opportunity to do take part within the torch relay.

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