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Selling the Torch

The head Olympics entrepreneur, Seb Coe, said that the official Games motto for this year’s Olympics should be “Inspire a generation!”

We’ve seen what that meant for the Woolsack knitters.

The Olympic Torch officially reached the UK today, and 8000 fundraisers will carry it in a relay up and down the country.

While described on the Olympics site as:

8,000 inspirational people will carry the Olympic Flame as it journeys across the UK. Nominated by someone they know, it will be their moment to shine, inspiring millions of people watching in their community, in the UK and worldwide.

in fact the London Olympics had one thing in mind: raising £1,729,000 from the sale of the torches. The “inspirational people” can buy the torch they carry for £215 and the stand to display it for £39.

Note: Ebay sale cancelled at 18:49:19 19th May

It’s all graft, isn’t it. Continue reading

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