1896 Olympic Torch

1896 Olympic Torch

An exact reproduction of the Olympic Torch of 1896, the first modern age Olympic Games, which were held in Athens.

Back in 1896, every night after a day of Games was completed, there were torch-light processions, bands played the different national hymns, and the students of the university got up ovations under the windows of the foreign athletic crews, and harangued them in the noble tongue of Demosthenes. The next day, after the opening ceremonies before the King and Queen, the taking of the Olympic oath, and the lighting of this Olympic torch, the Games commenced.


40 cm (16 in.)

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