Lot 3099: Official 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics torch, constructed of stainless steel, aluminum, and sheet molding, measuring 37? in length and 3? at its widest point. Manufactured by Bombardier, the shape and contours of the torch represent the lines made by snow and ice sports, and is engraved with the motto "With Glowing Hearts / Des plus brilliants exploits," with the Canadian maple leaf 'cut-out' on the opposing side. The two white panels bear the Vancouver Games logo. Complete with its original torch relay carrying bag. The torch was lit in Olympia on October 22, 2009, and from October 30, 2009, until February 12, 2010, the Olympic Flame was carried by over 12,000 runners for over 100 days over a course of 45,000 km of Canadian soil—the longest national relay ever held.
RR Auction's Olympic Memorabilia Auction 468
Thursday, 21st January 2016
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