Former judo Olympic medalist Tadahiro Nomura, right, and Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch designer Tokujin Yoshioka show the torch during a press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday. Photo: AP/Eugene Hoshiko
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Tokyo Olympic organizers unveil torch for 2020 games

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what an uncomfortable photo, you can almost here them shouting "let me hold it".

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Gaudy, cheap, and artificial looking.

Like many things associated with the Tokyo Olympics, this is just another boondoggle of a ridiculous attempt at trying to look 21st century cool and failing.

You want a realistic torch? How about a big, fat brown envelope, stuffed full of tax money, perched atop a piece of Fukushima sea wall rebar.

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Let Genki Sudo and his team World Order do some magic on the ground on the opening as well as closing.

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Aluminum construction waste from temporary housing built in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake was used to create it, transforming materials that witnessed the rebuilding of shattered lives into a symbol of peace.

PR drivel from the maw of Dentsu. Their lives are clearly not rebuilt and it isn't a symbol of peace.

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Indeed, Alfie.

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The 2020 Olympic torch looks like a gaudy, custom tailpipe for a street racing car.

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Awkward photo, Yoshioka looks scared to hold it or fears getting a grip from Nomura LOL, and Nomura is clearly staring at something off in the distance, perhaps a nicer looking torch!!!!

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Aluminum construction waste from temporary housing built in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake was used to create it, transforming materials that witnessed the rebuilding of shattered lives into a symbol of peace.

This BS really needs to STOP, its built on pure lies & makes me want to dash to the nearest great white telephone!

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Wow looks cool

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What a load of self-serving crap. I'm sick of this Olympic boondoggle already.

These trillions of yen should have been spent helping the survivors of 3/11 and fixing the pension shambles.

It's a disgrace.

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Looks like a muffler for a Kawasaki motorcycle :)

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Aluminum construction waste from temporary housing built in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake was used to create it, transforming materials that witnessed the rebuilding of shattered lives into a symbol of peace.

Wow, anyone believe that?

At any rate the design is certainly very nice

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I also think it looks like a muffler :D

Maybe from a Pagani Zonda

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