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Title 2002 Olympic Torch Relay Torch
Date 2001-2002
Collection Comair Collection
Object Name Torch
Catalog Number 2012.60.43
Description 2002 Olympic Torch Relay torch. Modeled after an icicle, with a slight curve to represent speed and fluidity. Top section is glass with geometic copper structure that helped hold the flame. Center of handle is matte silver metal. Bottom of handle is polished silver metal with words "light the fire within."
Artist/Maker Axiom Design, Salt Lake City, UT
Artist 2/Maker 2 Coleman Company, Inc.
Provenance The 2002 Olympic Torch Relay was a 65-day event, from December 4, 2001 to February 8, 2002, prior to the 2002 Winter Olympics. More than 12,000 torchbearers carried the Olympic Flame 13,500 miles around the United States, beginning in Atlanta (site of the most recent Olympic Games held in the United States in 1996) and ending in Salt Lake City. Delta was the Official Airline of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

Comair was one of the Delta Connection carriers that helped fly the Olympic Flame within the United States during the torch relay. On January 6, 2002, Comair Ship 7472 carried the Olympic Flame between Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Lansing, Michigan as part of the 2002 Olympic Torch Relay. Two Comair employees were Torchbearers in the ground portion of the relay.
Search Terms Comair
Delta Connection
Olympic Winter Games (2002: Salt Lake City)
Subjects Torches
Olympic flame
Credit line Comair