Lot 3076: Official 1984 Sarajevo Olympics torch, comprised of lightweight metal with a long combustion tube, measuring 22.75? in length and 4? at its widest point, manufactured by the Mizuno Corporation of Japan. The handle is silver-colored and topped by a gold-tone base inscribed, "Sarajevo '84," with the Mizuno logo also raised in relief. The combustion tube bears the Olympic rings and emblem of the Sarajevo games, which has been darkened from having been used in the torch relay. For the Sarajevo relay, the route was split into two routes of east and west so that it would pass through the whole country and promote the Olympic ideal of coexistence. In all, it was carried by 1,600 torchbearers over a distance of 5,289 km. This was the first Winter Olympics held in a Communist state.
RR Auction's Olympic Memorabilia Auction 468
Thursday, 21st January 2016
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