The 2020 Summer Olympics are literally right around the corner!
The Olympic Torch is starting its 121-day journey on March 26th, and will finally end its run at the opening ceremonies of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics on July 24th.
We FINALLY have our first look at this year’s Olympic Torch, and it’s GORGEOUS!
It is designed to look like a Japanese Cherry Blossom — which is their national flower.
The Torch is a GORGEOUS rose gold color, and is made of 30% recycled aluminum material.
This recycled aluminum was a conscious decision by the designer, Tokujin Yoshioka, in remembrance of, and to honor the events that happened in Japan in 2011.
These included a tsunami and a devastating earthquake that left people living in temporary aluminum housing.
The beautiful cherry blossom of the Torch was cut with precision using the same technology used to make the cutting-edge Japanese Bullet Trains.
The Torch is 28 inches long, and only weighs in at a little over 2 1/2 pounds!
As with EVERY Olympics, this Torch will be carried by runners around the world! There will be about 90 runners that carry this beautifully crafted, rose gold torch this year.
I can’t wait to see the Torch make its trek around the world, finally ending with the lighting of the BIG Torch at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo!