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2010 Olympics torch looks like marijuana joint?

The Olympics torch for the 2010 winter games in Vancouver is officially supposed to evoke “the cool, crisp and modern lines that are left behind in the snow and ice from winter sports.” But a lot of people are saying the 37-inch white torch, with crimped ends and twist in the middle, resembles a hand-rolled ...

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2010 Winter Olympics Torch 2010 Winter Olympics Torch

2010 Winter Olympics Torch

The Olympics torch for the 2010 winter games in Vancouver is officially supposed to evoke “the cool, crisp and modern lines that are left behind in the snow and ice from winter sports.” But a lot of people are saying the 37-inch white torch, with crimped ends and twist in the middle, resembles a hand-rolled marijuana joint, especially when it’s lit (and viewed in the horizontal position).

It doesn’t help that Vancouver is a major marijuana-producing area. The Olympic torch has now been dubbed the Olympic Toke.

Photo: © VANOC/COVAN

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP