Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Olympic Torch To Be Lighted This Week

Photo: Bombardier worker Jean Tousignant works yesterday on the assembly of a torch for Vancouver's winter Olympics. Photograph by: PIERRE OBENDRAUF, THE GAZETTE, The Gazette

Montreal Workers Take Pride In Olympic Torches -- CBC

Two days before the Olympic torch is lit in Athens, workers at one of Bombardier’s Montreal facilities are busy churning out the torches that will carry the flame to Vancouver in time for the 2010 Winter Games.

So far, about half of the 12,000 torches required for the Olympic relay have been completed.

The precise location of the plant is being kept a secret, but the torch has been a source of pride for the 50 workers involved in the process — who are used to making airplanes.

Bombardier Inc. began designing the torch back in 2007.

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More News On The Olympic Torch

Creating a 2010 Olympic torch: A hot assignment for Bombardier
-- Montreal Gazette
Sun shines for Olympic flame lighting rehearsal -- AP
Weather gods preside over smooth torch rehearsal -- Reuters
Olympic torch to be lit in Greece Wednesday -- Montreal Gazette

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