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Rare Soviet Authentic Olympic Relay Torch Set Summer Games Moscow 1980

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Rare Soviet Authentic Olympic Relay Torch Set Summer Games Moscow 1980

100% authentic relay torch from Summer Olympics in Moscow 1980. The Olympiad is known for the boycott by the west countries and USA because of the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan.

Runners carried the torch during the 30-day torch relay from Olympia, Greece through Bulgaria and Romania to Moscow, a distance of 4976 km. The relay started on 19th June.


Now, torch is on sale for very first time! In authentic condition. It was carried by the sport man and trainer in track and field Vesselin Nikolov. Faithull for the party too, he deserved the opportunity to run 1km distance with the Olympic torch. The moment is taken on a photography offered along with the torch. Set completed with Nikolov`s Olympic badge collection. All these preserved in last 35 years.
Very well preserved beside the trace of burn that received original oxidation.

Number engraved on top of torch – 3641.
Dimensions of the torch: length - 565 mm; minimum diameter- 27 mm ; maximum diameter- 100 mm
Weight with full gas reservoir- 700 g, burning time-8-10 min.

( Leningrad enterprises provided the relay with 6,200 torches and the same number of gas reservoirs.)

Torch set completes with few souvenirs from Moscow Olympic games – necktie, flag with Misha mascot bear, 11 badges.

All these make nice souvenir and great Olympic collection from cold war period !
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