Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games torch prototypes

Made by Fink! and Co in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1998.

Canberra design company, Fink!, submitted these torch prototypes, called ‘Birth’ and ‘Flight’, to the SOCOG Torch Selection Committee on 23 February 1998. It also submitted this company profile for Crontec, the tool makers, metal stampers and engineers that would assist with the fuel system and torch design. The tender reflects some of the Australian iconography that inspired designers before the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and demonstrates the detailed tendering process that preceded the manu...


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Physical Description

Fink and Co. prototype Olympic and Paralympic torches with a design tender submission for production. aluminium, steel, paper, plastic. Both torches are made up of three components - a front shield, back shield and ring. The design tender is a spiral bound book with a clear plastic cover. It is thirty-five pages and features a contents and appendix.



Fink! and Co 1998



Design tender submitted by Fink! to SOCOG on 23 February 1991.

It was made for and owned by the Olympic Coordination Authority/Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, and donated to the Powerhouse Museum after use in the Games.


Credit Line

Part of the Sydney 2000 Games Collection Gift of the New South Wales Government, 2001

Acquisition Date

5 October, 2001

Cite this Object


Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games torch prototypes 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 January 2018, <>


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This object is currently on display in Store 2 at the Museums Discovery Centre.

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