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Title 2002 Olympic Torch Relay Torch
Date 2001-2002
Collection Delta Air Lines Promotional Objects
Object Name Torch
Catalog Number 2007.123.1
Description 2002 Olympic Torch Relay Torch with display holder.

Torch is 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."

The aluminum torch display holder has relay race logo and 2002 Olympic Winter Games logo and text: "Delta Air Lines / Official Charter Flight Provider / 2002 Olympic Torch Relay / Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Torch Relay sponsored by Coca-Cola and Chevrolet"
Artist/Maker Axiom Design, Salt Lake City, UT
Artist 2/Maker 2 Coleman Company, Inc.
Provenance Torch carried by Delta CEO Richard Anderson during the 2002 Olympic Torch Relay. The 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.
People Mullin, Leo F.
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
Olympic Winter Games (2002: Salt Lake City)
Coca-Cola Company, The
Subjects Torches
Olympic flame
Credit line Delta Air Lines
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