The final design for the  Olympic torch has been unveiled by London 2012 organisers.

Designer by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, the torch will  be carried by 8000 runners during relay.

The Olympic flame will burn from a triangular aluminium tube with 8000 holes – each one representing every torchbearer.

Lord Coe, the London 2012 chairman, said: “The torch that carries the Olympic flame is one of the most recognisable and significant symbols of an Olympic Games. The public right across the UK are busy nominating inspiring people to be torchbearers and I am thrilled we have a beautifully designed, engineered and crafted torch for them to carry.

“Integral to the design are the 8,000 circles, a lasting representation of the torchbearer stories of personal achievement or contribution to their local community.”

The relay will begin on May 19 in Land’s End and will end in the outer Hebrides. Around 110 people will carry the torch every day. It will arrive at the Olympic Stadium on July 27 for the opening ceremony, when the flame will be used to light the cauldron.

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