Conceived by Sao Paulo-based design studio Chelles & Hayashi, the Rio 2016 Olympic torch aims "to reflect the meeting of the Olympic flame with the human warmth of the Brazilian people." The triangular shape of its shaft refers to the three Olympic values of excellence, friendship, and respect.
Made from recycled aluminium and resin with a satin finish, it shows five blue and green vertical sections. These, together with the yellow flame, represent sea, mountains, sky, and sun while hinting to the bold colors of the Brazilian flag.
Credit: Rio 2016/Fernando Soutello