Relay torch, 1996 Centenary of Modern Olympics

Object Type
Sporting equipment/Accessory/Torch/Relay
Date Used
21 Apr 1996
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1996 Centenary of Modern Olympics relay torch. A metallic bowl atop a ribbed metallic shaft, tapering off to a wooden handle, mounted onto a wooden base. In between the ribbed shaft and wooden handle is a metallic band. Inscribed into the band are the names of all the Olympic cities from 1896-1996, in ancient Greek script. An inscription on a plastic label, mounted onto the base, reads, "100 YEARS ANNIVERSARY AND RE-ENACTMENT OLYMPIC GAMES 1896-1996 / PRESENTED TO / AUSTRALIAN GALLERY OF SPORT / OLYMPIC MUSEUM / CELEBRATING THE RE-ENACTMENT OF THE LIGHTING OF THE 1956 OLYMPIC TORCH / AT THE MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND, 21ST APRIL, 1996 AND IN APPRECIATION OF / THE SERVICE TO THE AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC MOVEMENT.".
0 - Whole: H: 630 W: 205 D: 205mm (H: 24 13/16 W: 8 1/16 D: 8 1/16")
Date Used
21 Apr 1996
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