Torches will be released in special limited editions marking significant moments along the Relay and featuring signed metallic shards by athletes and celebrities. Packaged in an Olympic Torch Relay collectors box, they come with a certificate of authenticity.
The auctions will take place at the official London 2012 auction site and the proceeds will help subsidise the costs of Torches to Torchbearers and contribute towards the staging of the Games.
The auction site will also allow Olympic fans to bid for rare and remarkable pieces of sporting equipment used in the Olympic competitions. Items up for grabs will include a baton from the Men's 4 x 100 Relay, a beach volleyball from the Horse Guard's Parade competition site and tennis balls from Wimbledon,
LOCOG commercial director Chris Townsend said: 'The London 2012 auction not only offers fans the chance to own a piece of history but helps subsidise the cost of Torches for Torchbearers.’
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