Vancouver Torch Hand-Rolled

Somewhere, Michael Phelps is laughing. People can’t help noticing that Vancouver’s high-tech design for the 2010 Winter Olympics looks like a hand-rolled marijuana cigarette, but organizers are staying cool. “We're not worried about it at all," the executive vice-president of the Vancouver Organizing Committee told reporters. The torch is supposed to "represent Canada through the contours of winter landscapes and lines of winter sports,” but its pinched edges seem to represent something else entirely. The torch will travel almost 30,000 miles in a relay across Canada that will end with the lighting of the Olympic Flame in Vancouver in February.