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My sympathies might be for the Brazilian left, but it is getting a bit too much Caue. And a bit disappointed your pic postings rained a bit on Victor's big moment in the spotlight on the forum.

From now on, every time I feel sad I'll put on the uniform and hold the torch again.

So, the Olympic Flame made a tour around the city last sunday (May 29) and I was one of the 110 people chosen to be a torchbearer. The nomination was confirmed earlier this month. I was selected by th

Well, they limited the last 3 torch relays to basically the host nation.

Yes, but let's look at those nations:

Canada (has hosted multiple times previously, North America has seen plenty of torch relays. )

London (has also hosted previously, Europe has seen plenty of torch relays.)

Russia (hosted previously, Europe has seen plenty of torch relays, the host nation is so large that as it is they've got a lot of ground to cover.)

Rio is the first South American host. I think that's a very compelling reason for a tour of the continent, most of which has never seen the Olympic flame. However, if Rio has enough financial trouble in the last-minute run up to the Games and if the IOC has to help bail them out, a continent-wide relay may not be affordable.

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And imagine the headache a global Sochi relay would have caused in terms of protests. Unlike a few countries, Greece hasn't managed to piss off the rest of the world, so a global torch relay wasn't as much of an issue.

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As it was said before, there are only 12 countries in that region. The torch can visit each capital and maybe some other Pan-Am cities. Otherwise Buenos Aires might do it in 2018. I don't think Rio gives away this unique chance to parade around its brand all over South America.

Well, there will only be one first time South American Olympics - and wont be another SOG there for at lest twenty years--- it it is a big milestone.

Anyway who cares what BA does in 2018.

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The've sent torch into space, to the bottow of the deepest lakes, etc.

Don't kid yourself, the IOC loves the torch circus.

What you do w/in your borders is acceptable. But Russia is also a country that can afford such over-the-top excesses. Anyway, what do I care--it's not my money anyway?

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Hey! Coca-Cola isn't the only sponsor this year! It always seems like they are the only big name backing the race, but I'm sure there are others.

It's always Coke and a couple domestic sponsors. And whoever is lending the trucks.

Usually there's Coke, Samsung, the official vehicle supplier, and a major bank from that country.

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Coke has a special relationship with the IOC because they are the oldest continuing sponsor of the OGs.

For Salt Lake 2002, it was Coke and GM.

For Athens 2004, the 1st global relay, it was just Coke and Samsung (who contributed about $12 million each; and the AOOG chipped in the remaining $12 mil of their extravagant show -- which of course led to the downfall of the Greek economy.

Etc., etc.

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I don't know if anyone of you noticed, but the NBC report says that the torch relay logo already gives a hint of how the actual torch will look like. I guess that means it will have the shape of a baseball bat or something shorter. Maybe it will borrow an inspiration from Mexico City's torch?

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I don't know if anyone of you noticed, but the NBC report says that the torch relay logo already gives a hint of how the actual torch will look like. I guess that means it will have the shape of a baseball bat or something shorter. Maybe it will borrow an inspiration from Mexico City's torch?

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Yes, the logo of torch is similar with the torch will be revealed coming soon.

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look familiar?

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That's quite primitive looking; too clunky and doesn't look streamlined enough.

SCOOP!!

Here's the design of the 2016 Torch w/ that Sugarloaf thing at the bottom...

https://www.behance.net/gallery/17104131/Rio-2016-Olympic-Torch

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Baron, Behance is a site designed for the art and design community, specifically for self-promotion. Unless, that person was announced as the torch designer, then it's just some freelance dude working on self promotion.

Granted, but his design does fulfill the so-called 'secret detail' alluding to Sugarloaf Mountain's profile in there.

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