Lot #7165
Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics Torch

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Estimate: $1500+

Description

Elegant official 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics torch, constructed of silvered metal, copper, and glass, measuring 32.5″ in length and 3.5″ at its widest point, designed by Axiom Design and manufactured by Coleman. The torch was modeled after an icicle and slightly curved to represent speed and fluidity, with a contrasting dull and polished finish on the handle to represent the meeting of modernity with the past. The handle, which bears an affixed "231" label, is engraved with the motto of the games, "Light the fire within," and a raised emblem of the games appears near the top. The Olympic flame was lit in Olympia, Greece, on November 19, 2001, and began the American leg of its journey on December 4 in Atlanta. The route passed through the past host cities in the United States—Atlanta, Lake Placid, St. Louis, Los Angeles, and Squaw Valley—over a 21,725 km route.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Olympic Memorabilia
  • Dates: #601 - Ended January 21, 2021