* * * * Warm up London 2012 : The Torch * * * * บล็อกที่ 900
David Beckham with The London 2012 Olympic Games Torch at Royal Naval Air Station.
คบเพลิงโอลิมปิก London 2012
Britain's Princess Anne raises a torch with the Olympic Flame during an Olympic flame handover ceremony at the Panathenaic stadium in Athens.
London 2012 Olympic Games ambassador : David Beckham lights the Olympic torch after arriving at Royal Naval Air Station, Culdrose base near Helston in Cornwall.
The Olympic flame is seen burning in a cauldron during a ceremonial arrival at RNAS Culdrose base near Helston in Cornwall, south west England.
Britain's Princess Anne carries the Olympic lantern after arriving at RNAS Culdrose base near Helston in Cornwall, south west England.
The London 2012 Olympic Torch : The Torch is the first focus, the first illumination of the Olympic Games that will get worldwide coverage. Designers proudly compete to get the once in a lifetime gig of creating this emblem. This Olympic London 2012, it’s in the capable hands of duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby of Barber Osgerby - a furniture design firm based in Shoreditch, London.
It made from a golden aluminium alloy, the triangular torch will be perforated by 8000 circular holes representing the 8000 torch-bearers to take part in the Olympic relay and allowing glimpses of the burner system inside. It will comprise an inner and outer skin, joined by two cast elements at each end. It will be 800 mm high and weigh 800 g.
The triangular form of the Torch design has been inspired by the identification of multiples of three that are found across the vision and delivery of the Olympic Games :
1. The three Olympic values of respect, excellence and friendship
2. The three words that make the Olympic motto – faster, higher, stronger
3. The fact the UK has hosted the Olympic Games three times – in 1908, 1948 and 2012
4. The vision for the London 2012 Olympic Games to combine three strands of work – sport, education and culture
“We felt it should be something that’s really beautiful and simple,” says Jay Osgerby of their design. “But it had to feel like a functional object, a piece of sporting equipment like a baton.” There will be 8,000 of these torches made for each of the bearers who pass the flame across to the next runner, so the cost had to be representative of quality but not too fancy - the design has to be functional and so lightweight enough to carry over distance.
This led to their design including perforated holes to keep weight down but keeping structural integrity intact. The flame will be fuelled by a propane-butane gas canister dropped into the centre, the flames licking through the holes as it becomes part of the torch itself.
รูปภาพ ‘คบเพลิงกีฬาโอลิมปิกสมัยต่างๆ ในอดีต’ (Passing the Torch: An Evolution of Form) รวบรวมโดยนิตยสารนิวยอร์กไทม์ ขอเชิญเปิดชม เมื่อเปิดเว็บแล้ว ใช้เมาส์ชี้ที่คบเพลิงโอลิมปิก รูปภาพของคบเพลิงโอลิมปิกสมัยนั้น จะขยายใหญ่
Chair and former Olympian - Lord Sebastian Coe - ผู้ครองสถิตินักวิ่งชายระยะกลางโอลิมปิกเหรียญทอง 2 สมัย เหรียญเงิน 2 สมัย and Denise Lewis - ผู้ครองสถิตินักสัตกรีฑาหญิงโอลิมปิกเหรียญทองซิดนีย์เกมส์ และเป็น England Athletics Hall of Fame, hold the golden Olympic Torch at St Pancras Station in London, England. 8,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame around the UK during the 70-day relay, which starts at Lands End on May 19, 2012.
รูปภาพต่อไปนี้ 'Lighting the 2012 Olympic Flame' ตั้งแต่ รูปภาพที่ 11- 29 จขบ.นำมาจาก เว็บ theatlantic.com May 10, 2012 ขอขอบคุณเว็บ theatlantic.com ไว้ ณ โอกาสนี้
Seven years after London was selected to host the 2012 Summer Olympics, the Olympic Flame is on its way to England. Earlier today in Greece, performers dressed as priests and priestesses gathered for a ceremony in Olympia, the ancient birthplace of the Olympic games, where they appealed to the sun god Apollo to light the flame with the help of a parabolic mirror. The Olympic flame was then passed to swimmer Spyros Gianniotis to begin a seven-day relay through Greece, followed by a flight to Great Britain, where it will begin a 70-day journey, changing hands 8,000 times on its way to London.
A priestess holding a lit cauldron performs in the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the flame held on May 9, 2012, in ancient Olympia, Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Priestesses perform the ceremony for the Lighting of the Olympic Flame in ancient Olympia, on May 9, 2012 in Olympia, Greece. (Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
A view from above of the London 2012 Olympic Games torch lighting ceremony at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece, on May 10, 2012. (Reuters/Kevin Coombs)
Performers dressed as ancient Greek priestesses perform a ritual dance, during the lighting of the flame ceremony, on May 10, 2012, in ancient Olympia. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)
Priests perform during the ceremonial Lighting of the Olympic Flame in ancient Olympia on May 9, 2012. (Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
Actress dressed as ancient Greek priestesses perform a ritual dance on May 9, 2012, in ancient Olympia. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)
An actress, playing the role of a priestess, releases a dove during the dress rehearsal for the torch lighting ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games in Greece, on May 9, 2012. (Reuters/John Kolesidis)
Priestesses on a hillside during the Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame, on May 10, 2012 in Olympia, Greece. (Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
Priestesses perform in the Temple of Hera during the Olympic Flame lighting ceremony on May 10, 2012. (Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
Greek actress Ino Menegaki, playing the role of High Priestess, prepares to light the Olympic Flame in Greece, on May 9, 2012. (Reuters/John Kolesidis)
Ino Menegaki, acting as high priestess, lights the Olympic Flame using a parabolic mirror to focus sunlight on a torch during the lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia, on May 10, 2012. (Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images)
The high priestess passes the Olympic flame she has just lit to a priestess holding a cauldron on Wednesday. May 9, 2012, in Ancient Olympia, Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
The high priestess holds an urn carrying the Olympic Flame on May 10, 2012 during the lighting ceremony. (Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images)
The high priestess carries the Olympic Flame in ancient Olympia during the lighting of the flame ceremony, on Thursday. May 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)
A high priestess, holding a lit torch and an olive branch, performs on Wednesday. May 9, 2012, in ancient Olympia, Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
The Olympic Flame is passed to Spyros Gianniotis, a 32-year-old Liverpool-born swimmer, who won a silver medal for Greece in the 5-kilometer open water event four years ago in Beijing, during the lighting of the flame ceremony, on May 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)
Spyros Gianniotis, Greece's world champion of swimming, carries the flame during a dress rehearsal for the torch lighting ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games in Greece, on May 9, 2012. (Reuters/Kevin Coombs)
The first torch bearer Spyros Gianniotis (left) hands over the Olympic Flame to British boxer Alexandros Lucas at the start of the torch relay on May 10, 2012. (Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images)
The London 2012 Olympic torch, lit in ancient Olympia on May 9, 2012. (Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
30 Great Britain
31 Great Britain
32 Great Britain
33 Great Britain
34 Swaledale Valley, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
35 St. Michaels Mount, Marazion, Cornwall, United Kingdom
36 Scenic Near Harlech, North Wales, United Kingdom
37 Great Britain
38 Llanrwst Bridge, Conwy River, Wales, United Kingdom
39 Atlantic Puffin, Hermaness, Unst Island, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
40 Loch Garry Lake, Scotland, United Kingdom
รูปภาพอีกชุดหนึ่งต่อจากนี้ ‘The 2012 Olympic Flame Halfway to London’ รูปภาพตั้งแต่หมายเลข 41 - 71 จขบ.นำมาจาก เว็บ theatlantic.com Jun 22, 2012 ขอขอบคุณเว็บ theatlantic.com ไว้ ณ โอกาสนี้
Today marks the halfway point of the 70-day Olympic Torch relay through the United Kingdom. Since arriving in Cornwall on May 18, the flame has been carried through villages and cities, across lakes and mountain ranges, on foot, by train, on horseback, and through the air, from Cornwall to the Shetland Islands. By the time it reaches London to launch the 2012 Summer Olympics in 35 days, the torch will have passed through the hands of 8,000 torchbearers.
Torchbearer Peter Jack holds the Olympic Flame aloft on the Giant's Causeway, County Antrim on day 17 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay on June 4, 2012 near Belfast, Northern Ireland. (LOCOG via Getty Images)
Actress Ino Menegaki, dressed as a high priestess, lights the torch at a ceremony in Panathinean stadium in Athens, Greece, on May 17, 2012. The torch began its 70-day journey to arrive at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, from the Greek capital, to cover about 8,000-mile trip through England to start the games. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Metropolitan Police Inspector Andy Marriner sits with the Olympic flame, secured in seats 1A and 1B for the flight to the UK, on board a British Airways jet in Athens, Greece, on May 18, 2012. (Reuters/Chris Radburn/LOCOG)
British soccer player David Beckham lights the Olympic torch from the lantern carried on board a special British Airways flight, following its arrival at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose in Cornwall, on May 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
British television presenter Ben Fogle rises up, attached to a helium filled balloon, while holding the Olympic flame inside the rainforest biodome at the Eden Project, a massive multiple greenhouse complex near St. Austell, England, on May 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Blaire Hannan, a competitive sailor and member of the British Paralympic Transition Squad, lights the cauldron at the end of Day 4 in Bath during the Olympic Torch Relay, on May 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Yui Mok/LOCOG)
Torchbearer Natalie Hawkins, 20, from Street, Somerset holds the Olympic Flame on top of Glastonbury Tor, on May 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Birchall/LOCOG)
Zara Phillips, member of the British Olympic equestrian eventing team, and the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, holds the Olympic torch while riding through Cheltenham race course in Cheltenham, on May 23, 2012. (Reuters/Kieran Doherty)
Joanne Gregory, a Scout leader from Llangollen, travels across the thousand-foot-long Pontcysyllte Aqueduct with the Olympic Flame during the Torch Relay leg between Wrexham and Trevor, on May 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Gareth Fuller/LOCOG)
Torchbearer John Bishop carries the Olympic Flame down from the top of one of several huge radio telescopes at the Jodrell Bank Observatory on May 31, 2012 in Jodrell Bank, England. (LOCOG via Getty Images)
Geraldine McCann carries the London 2012 Olympic torch leg between Newtownards and the Northern Ireland Assembly parliament buildings at Stormont, on June 3, 2012. (Reuters/Locog/handout)
Charity fundraiser Denis Broderick carries the Olympic torch across Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge near the village of Ballintoy in County Antrim, on June 4, 2012. (Reuters/Cathal McNaughton)
Scottish actor James McAvoy laughs while carrying the London 2012 Olympic torch in Glasgow, Scotland, on June 8, 2012. (Reuters/David Moir)
Blair Marquis holds the Olympic Torch on Loch Ness, Scotland during Day 22 of the Torch Relay, on June 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Danny Lawson/LOCOG)
Davie Austin, an employee of the Nevis Range, carrys the Olympic Flame on a gondola on the Nevis Range, a mountain ski resort in the the Highlands of Scotland near Ben Nevis and Fort William, on June 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Danny Lawson/PA Wire)
Mountain Biker Tracy Moseley carries the Olympic Flame on the Nevis Range in the the Highlands of Scotland near Ben Nevis and Fort William on Day 22 of the relay. (AP Photo/Danny Lawson/PA Wire)
Torch bearer Mathew Cox and the Jarl vikings in Lerwick in the Shetland Islands, Scotland, on June 10, 2012. The Jarl vikings provided an honor guard during the torch relay on the islands. (Reuters/David Moir)
Torch bearer Mathew Cox holds aloft the Olympic torch while crossing the Clickmin Broch on a boat in Lerwick in the Shetland Islands, Scotland, on June 10, 2012. (Reuters/David Moir)
Torchbearer Kirsty Wade holds the Olympic Flame at the Calanais Standing Stones in Callanish as the sun rises on Day 24 of the torch relay. (AP Photo/Danny Lawson/LOCOG)
European quad bike champion John Mitchell carries the Olympic Flame on his quad bike during his leg through Stornoway, on June 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Birchall/LOCOG)
Katherine Milne holds the Olympic Flame next to the historic bridge of Carrbridge (built in 1717), during the torch relay between Aviemore and Carrbridge, on June 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Danny Lawson/LOCOG)
Joseph Forrest and children from Madras College run along West Sands with the Olympic Torch in St. Andrews, Scotland, on June 13, 2012. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Dennis May carries the Olympic Torch on a boat at the Falkirk Wheel, a famous rotating boat lift in Falkirk, Scotland, on June 13, 2012. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Lesley Forrest carries the Olympic Torch on the Royal Mile on June, 13, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Torchbearer Joseph Forrest runs along West Sands beach with the Olympic Torch during the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay in St Andrews, Scotland, on June 13, 2012. (LOCOG via Getty Images)
The Tyne Bridge, illuminated, as the city of Newcastle prepares for the Olympic Torch Relay by displaying the Olympic rings on the famous landmark on June 13, 2012 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Richard Jackson prepares to abseil down The Sage building in Gateshead, carrying the Olympic Flame on June 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Radburn/LOCOG)
Torchbearer Jamie Green, the Children's Patron at young people's mobility charity Whizz-Kidz, holds the Olympic Flame at Scarborough Open Air Theatre during Day 31 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. (AP Photo/Ben Birchall/LOCOG)
James Coupland carries the Olympic Flame on the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge at the beginning of Day 31 of the relay. (AP Photo/Yui Mok/LOCOG)
Torchbearer David State stops midway through his Torch Relay leg between Marske-by-the-Sea and Loftus to propose to his girlfriend Christine Langham before continuing the relay, on June 18, 2012. Christine reportedly said "yes." (AP Photo/Chris Radburn/LOCOG)
Josephine Loughran carries the Olympic Flame on the Scots Guardsman steam locomotive on the journey from York to Thirsk in England, on day 33 of the torch relay. (AP Photo/Ben Birchall, LOCOG)
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