On Sale: The Olympic Torch, 18 Bidders, Reached At The Price Of $2,455 By Sunday Afternoon

Posted on May 21 2012 - 7:09am by Editorial Staff

Sounds crazy but yes it is also on sale: The Olympic Torch and that too is on eBay. The Guardian reports that the torch has attracted 18 bidders so far and the price had reached £1,550 (about $2,455) by Saturday afternoon. The torch is made up of an inner and an outer aluminium alloy skin, held in place by a cast top piece and base, perforated by 8,000 circles. It stands 800mm (31 inches) high. The successful bidder will also receive an extra large torchbearer’s uniform.

Torchbearers are described by the Olympic Committee as “8,000 inspirational people who will carry the Olympic Flame as it journeys across the UK. Nominated by someone they know, it will be their moment to shine, inspiring millions of people watching in their community, in the UK and worldwide.” London 2012 organisers said that the torches are worth £495 but the bearers paid only £215 for them, with London 2010 funding the difference and now they hope that they go to a good home.

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