Rio 2016

Olympic Torch
Date of appearance: July 3, 2015
Designer: Chelles & Hayashi
Made in: Brasil
Theme: Olympic games
Materials: recycled aluminium, resin with a satin finish
Weight: 1500 g
Colors: chrome
Tags: olympicgames, featured, olympic

The chosen design was the result of a nationwide tender that received submissions from 76 agencies. A judging panel, featuring 11 members recognised for their expertise in product design or their contribution to the Olympic Movement, unanimously selected the design of Sao Paulo-based creative studio Chelles & Hayashi. Each torch – crafted from recycled aluminium and resin with a satin finish – weighs between 1kg and 1.5kg and stands 63.5cm high when contracted and 69cm when expanded. These will be carried by approximately 12,00 torchbearers during the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay – Presented by Coca-Cola, Nissan, and Bradesco - which will visit around 300 cities and towns across Brazil ahead of next year’s Olympic Games.

Rio 2016
Expanded torch
Contracted torch
Rio 2016 logo
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff looks at the Olympic Torch as it's presented during a ceremony ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brasilia, Brazil on July 3, 2015. Photo by Joedson Alves