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Friday, January 21, 2005

High Tech Torch

A high tech torch, for the Turin Winter Olympics in 2006, has been delivered by the famous Italian designer Pininfarina.

The firm, which has styled many Ferrari cars, is one of Turin's most famous and is an official partner of the 2006 Games.

Pininfarina will produce 12,000 of the torches for the torch relay, which starts in December 2005.

Chairman Andrea Pininfarina, TOROC president Valentino Castellani and other dignitaries were on hand for the unveiling at a ceremony in Milan.

The torch is designed to resist wind up to 120 kilometers per hour, and work at sea level or at the top of the Alps.

It weighs 2kg, and is 75cm high.

Pininfarina says it is based on the idea that the flame should appear to wrap the body of the torch, rather than burn from a hole at the top.

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