Several runners asked for a minimum of £100,000. When contacted by the Mail, some said they planned to donate the proceeds to charity, but others admitted they were simply cashing in.
After only one day of olympic race, started selling items with the Olympics. In addition to the various things that can approach the eBay found and Olympic torches. Runners who own Olympic torches lowest price is 100,000 pounds.
The Olympic Torch today is ignited several months before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games at the site of the ancient Olympics in Olympia, Greece. Eleven women, representing the Vestal Virgins, perform a ceremony in which the torch is kindled by the light of the Sun, its rays concentrated by a parabolic mirror.
The Olympic Torch Relay ends on the day of the opening ceremony in the central stadium of the Games. The final carrier is often kept unannounced until the last moment, and is usually a sports celebrity of the host country. The final bearer of the torch runs towards the cauldron, often placed at the top of a grand staircase, and then uses the torch to start the flame in the stadium. It is considered a great honor to be asked to light the Olympic Flame. After being lit, the flame continues to burn throughout the Olympics, and is extinguished on the day of the closing ceremony.