1996 Olympic Torch Atlanta Games




1996 Olympic Torch Atlanta Games. Designed by Peter Mastrogiannis, the torch features 22 aluminum “reeds” intended to represent the number of times that the Games had been held. A gold-plated band towards the base of the torch features the names of all 20 host cities from 1896-1996 (including Atlanta), while the logo is etched into another band near the top. The handle, made of Georgia hardwood by Hillerich & Bradsby Co, maker of Louisville Slugger baseball bats, is found near the center of the 76 centimeter (30 in) torch. It weighs 1,600 grams (56 oz).