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The modern Olympic Torch Relay tradition began in 1936 in Berlin. The torch is lit by the sun in Olympia, Greece, as it was in ancient times, and then passed from runner to runner in a relay to the host city.
Dubbed the “cheesegrater”, the London 2012 torch is perforated with 8,000 holes that represent each person who will carry it on the British leg of the torch relay.
The Torch was designed by east Londoners Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, who won the opportunity through a competitive tender run by the London 2012 Organising Committee and the Design Council.
The Torch is 800mm in height, weighs 1kg and burns for at least 10 minutes.
Its triangular shape symbolises the three times that London has been awarded the Games in 1908, 1948 and 2012; the faster, higher stronger motto of the Olympic movement and the sport, education and culture vision of the 2012 Games.
The average distance a Torchbearer will carry the Olympic Flame is 300 metres.
The flame is able to withstand an altitude of 4,500 ft above sea level.
During the Relay the 350 crew will sleep in 14,184 hotels and eat 75,600 meals.
95% of the UK population will be within ten miles of the Olympic Flame.
On average, 110 Torchbearers take part in the Olympic Torch Relay each day.
41% of Torchbearers are female and 59% are male.
The London Torch will travel on 68 different modes of transport.