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There are usually hundreds of torches made for each games, and a number are offered here with estimates of around 2000-3000, but this 23in (59cm) high, wooden handled example is one of only 22 created for what proved to be the games where more records were broken than ever before or since.

Estimated at 150,000-200,000, it will be offered as lot 33 in an extensive offering of Olympic Games memorabilia via the-saleroom.com