London 1948 Olympic torch on sale





An Olympic torch, said to be from the post-war 1948 games in London, is being sold on an internet auction site.

The seller is from Greece and lives near to the birthplace of the modern games, Athens.
The man, who calls himself Artoneli, said he bought the torch 20 years ago from an old man who lived nearby.

He is trying to raise about £7,500 and insists the torch is genuine. He is also selling a torch said to be from the 1956 games in Melbourne, Australia.
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"It is genuine," said Artoneli, who speaks only a little English.

"I have kept it at home for 20 years and now I am selling it in time for the next Olympics in London."


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