Olympic Torches

1936 Summer Olympics Torch – Berlin

1936 Summer Olympic Torch

Length: 27cm
Weight: 450g
Number Produced: 3840
Distance traveled during Relay: 3187km

Notes: 1936 was the first year the Olympic torch relay was conducted for the Berlin Summer Olympics. It was so popular that all Summer Olympics following have done a torch relay, and starting in 1952 the Oslo Winter Olympics began the tradition for Winter Games as well.

During the 1972 Games in Munich replicas of this torch were produced and sold for sale to the public, it can be hard to tell if a torch is an original or a reproduction.

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