Fink’s interesting footnote to Olympic history

Masquara 21 August 2013 1

Local self-described Queanbo-Ainslie anodised aluminium “basher” Rob Foster, the entrepreneur behind those fabulous and now ubiquitous colourful funky water jugs, was interviewed on 666 this afternoon and told the real story behind the Olympic torch competition – we wuz robbed! says Foster.

Apparently a consortium that included the wonderful Fink design team created a version of the torch that, a committee member later confessed to them, was all set to win, but the Olympic Minister Michael Knight kyboshed them for another team, who stumped up a VERY similar design.

Apparently the Fink version is in the Powerhouse museum and hopefully digitised for Canberrans to commiserate over …


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Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:02 am 21 Aug 13

I’ve seen the Fink design before and from memory it’s a bit more flowery and flowing than the design that was chosen.

It was nice, but so was the winning design.

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