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Key facts about Beijing Olympic Torch

Updated:2008-03-16 16:53 | Source:

The torch is 72 centimetres highweighs 985 grams and is made of aluminium. The torch is of a curved surface formwith etching and anodizing being used during its production. A torch can usually keep burning for approximately 15 minutes in conditions where the flame is 25 to 30 centimetres high in a windless environment.

The torch has been produced to withstand winds of up to 65 kilometres per hour and to stay alight in rain up to 50mm an hour. The flame can be identified and photographed in sunshine and areas of extreme brightness. The fuel is propane which is in accordance with environmental guidelines. The material of its form is recyclable.

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Opening ceremony of Beijing Olympics