There is a new web site just for the torch relay. The new web site is simpler in design than the main 2008 Olympic site. I will be talking about web design for the Beijing 2008 Olympics at the 2007 China Media Centre Conference in July.
There is a new design released for the torch:
The torch is 72 centimetres high, weighs 985 grams and is made of aluminium. The torch is of a curved surface form, with etching and anodizing being used during its production. A torch can usually keep burning for approximately 15 minutes in conditions where the flame is 25 to 30 centimetres high in a windless environment. ...The gimmick for the Sydney 2000 torch relay was one that burnt underwater and was carried by a diver on the Great Barrier Reef (different to the other torches used). This time it will be to take the torch up Mount Everest. I would be happy to pedal around Beijing with it, if that would help. ;-)
From: Key facts about Beijing Olympic Torch, BOCOG, the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of XXIX Olympiad, 2007-04-26