Rio 2016 Olympic torch made from recycled aluminium

The torch is crafted from recycled aluminium and resin with a stain finish and has different segments which expand when the Olympic flame is passed from one torch bearer to another. These segments represent the soil, sea, mountains, sky and sun and are coloured according to the Brazilian flag – green, yellow, blue and white. 

Organisers said lightweight materials were used to improve the experience of the torchbearers,...