UPS has completed the final deliveries of the Olympic and Paralympic cauldron petals to each of the 204 competing nations.
The London 2012 cauldron included 370 custom made petals which have been specially encased in presentation boxes, engraved and sent to each Olympic and Paralympic nation as a memento of the London 2012 Games.
UPS created special bespoke packaging for their onward journeys.
“The cauldron was designed around the concept of bringing 204 very small humble objects together to build a single unified creation at the centre of the stadium,” said the designer Thomas Heatherwick.
“Very much like the Games, it signifies a coming together of the world, united during London 2012. It is an incredible feeling to know that with the delivery of the copper elements to each of the Olympic nations, through UPS, the legacy of London 2012 will continue to burn bright round the world, including more than 11,680 miles away in New Zealand.”
“The final delivery of the petals is a real honour for us at UPS and marks the end of more than four years of planning,” said Cindy Miller, managing director, UPS UK, Ireland & Nordics.