TORCH - ATHENS 2004 OLYMPIC TORCH Authentic Brand New NEVER USED For Sale
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TORCH - ATHENS 2004 OLYMPIC TORCH Authentic Brand New NEVER USED:
ATHENS 2004 OLYMPIC TORCH
BRAND NEW WITH ITS ORIGINAL PACKAGING
A trully remarkable collectors item!!!
CONDITION EXCELLENT - SEE PHOTOS!!!
AUTHENTIC ATHENS 2004 OLYMPIC TORCH
Lenght : 68 cmWeight : 700 gr
Never been used! - Never been touched!Removed from its sealed box only to take the photos
Olympic Torch Relay ATHENS 2004
The first phase lasted 7 days (25 to 31 March 2004), during which the Flame travelled around the Peloponnese, to the islands of the Saronic Gulf, and was handed over by the Hellenic Olympic Committee President to the ATHOC President in a ceremony at the Panathinaiko Stadium on 31 March 2004. The Flame remained there, burning in a special cauldron, for 64 days.On 2 June, the Flame was carried by the Chief Operating Officer to the Athens International Airport, and was delivered to the Torch Relay Team by the President of ATHOC. In a modest ceremony attended by the Ambassadors of the countries the Flame was about to visit. In the early hours of 3 June 2004, the second phase began, setting off for Sydney, the host city of the last Games in 2000. The Torch travelled to Melbourne, to Tokyo, to Seoul and Beijing, the bustling streets of Delhi and Cairo - its first visit on African soil - and Cape Town.
The first truly Global Torch Relay was completed on 13 August 2004, when the Greek Olympic Gold Medallist (Mistral) Nikolaos Kaklamanakis lit the Cauldron at the Olympic Stadium, watchedby 4 billion TV viewers during the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games.