Olympic flame carriers sell their torches on Ebay

Ceri Roberts
Olympic flame carriers sell their torches on Ebay
Olympic flame carriers sell their torches on Ebay


Olympic flame carriers stand to make a fortune by selling their torches and uniforms on auction site Ebay.

The Sun reports that several torchbearers have already offered their kit for sale on the site, with some even advertising them for sale before they take part in the procession.

The torches, which are worth £495, were sold to the 8,000 bearers for £295.

One torch and uniform has currently attracted 30 bids - with a current bid of £150,300.00.

The item description explains that it is "an authentic London 2012 Olympic Torch used in the torch relay."

It continues: "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 and stands 800mm high.

"Also included is a torchbearer uniform, size medium, again used during the torch relay."

Olympic organisers have said that people are perfectly entitled to sell their torches.

A spokeswoman said: "The majority of people will want to keep their torch, but ultimately it's their property and for them to decide what to do with it.

"We hope the torches and uniforms find good homes."

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