Robert Innes Posted 10 months ago With the demise of the truly world wide Torch Relay after Beijing 2008 is there an electronic way we can inspire children.prior to RIO? Having attended 30 schools and spoken to thousands of kids I think it is relevant. Kids want to be part of the Olympics but without a Torch Relay there is a danger that it may be come just another sporting event. Because there is a 4 year gap each Olympiad reflects a changing world. 1936 the rise of Germany, 1948 the move to peace, etc. The Torch Relay thought up by Germany in 1936 had a 72 year legacy so the opportunity is to see what "we" replace it with?