Getty Images The U.S. 1960 Olympic decathlon gold medalist Rafer Johnson carrying Olympic torch before games at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. A view of the Memorial Coliseum cauldron during the 1984 Olympics Opening Ceremony near sundown.
How much is a 1984 Olympic torch worth?
Last year, an Olympic torch carried by Caitlin Jenner at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics ultimately sold at auction for $24,000, well over its tangible worth. Most of the value of the Olympic torch is personal. Almost no one I spoke with who had carried the torch on the Olympic relay was selling the torch they carried.
Did OJ Simpson carry the Olympic torch?
It took a chain of 4,200 runners–running one-kilometer segments over 82 days–to deliver the Olympic torch across the U.S. to Los Angeles. Just days before the Opening Ceremonies at the Coliseum, O.J. Simpson carried the torch in Santa Monica.
Who carries the Olympic torch?
In the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay, torchbearers selected from 47 prefectures in Japan, who come from a variety of backgrounds and play different roles in society, will carry the torch, enjoying the invaluable experience in their own way.
How much is a 2000 Olympic torch worth?
The torch is now roughly worth around $2500. “I’m never going to sell mine,” Mr Smith said. For those wanting to get their hands on a Sydney 2000 torch they have hit online marketplaces and auction rooms in record numbers.
How much is a 2002 Olympic torch worth?
Well, at auction, we would expect the torch to sell for $2,000… (gasps) …to $3,000.
How does the Olympic torch stay lit?
The flame is lit according to the ancient method of the sun’s rays in the parabolic mirror. The Olympic flame can only be lit in this way. The flame is placed in an urn and transported into the ancient stadium where it is given to the first runner by the high priestess responsible for this operation.