Soritec, a CIN Group company, has been responsible for the development and approval of the painting of the Olympic torch for Rio de Janeiro 2016. The five colours used were based on the blue and green tones of the Brazilian flag, which give a shine to one of the most important symbols of the Olympic Games.
The Olympic torch, at this moment on its way to Rio de Janeiro, represents the link between the Games of Antiquity and the Games of the Modern Era, as a symbol, par excellence, of the Olympic Games.
The green curves of the mountains and the natural beauty of Rio de Janeiro, the blue of the waves of the sea, and the dark blue hues of the Copacabana boardwalk are the predominant colours of the Olympic torch which has travelled over 36,000 km in the hands of 12 thousand messengers, until arriving at the “Marvellous City”.
These colours were complemented by golden yellow, the symbol of the Sun and victory in the Olympics, the “gold” at the top of the Olympic torch.
This year, there will be 15,000 torches around the biggest sporting event in the world.
Soritec was also present at the games in the four pyres painted in gold in the Maracanã Stadium and in the Paralympic torches, with different colours from those used in the Olympic Games.
In orange, red and brown tones, on a colourless background, there will be 2,000 Olympic torches bearing the company's stamp.
Lit on 21 April in Olympia, in Greece, the Olympic torch travelled 36,093 km before arriving at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, for the opening ceremony of the greatest sporting event in the world, on 5 August, 2016.
In December 2015, the CIN Group acquired the French group Monopol, which operates in the General Industry, Glass, Industrial Bodywork and Aeronautics segments.
Soritec is one of the companies that made up the Monopol Group and, since then, the CIN Group.
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