The mysterious case of the 1968 Mexico City Olympic torches / by Stratos Klimou

Klimou, Stratos

The 1968 Olympic Torch Relay was unique because of the number of different torch models that were used on the route from Ancient Olympia to Mexico City. The reason for the existence of more than one type of torch in 1968 was the poor design of the original torch combined with the ill-chosen fuel mix that was used. This is the subject of this article.

See the issue of "Journal of sports philately, 57.4, Summer 2019"

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