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  • An Almost Olympian

    Well, not really.

    3 years ago I oversaw our Japan business, and a supplier who was a sponsor of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo asked if I wanted to carry the torch. (Ok, I called in every favor and asked every person I could until they said yes to me and two other people on my team.)

    Covid happened and the run was postponed. And then postponed again. And then cancelled.

    Out of the blue I got a package with my Olympic torch yesterday! I didn't get to actually run it, but still got a heck of a souvenir.



    Hong Kong, but from Indiana/Florida

  • #2
    Cool piece! Now get out there and run 10 miles…😁
    Southeastern Minnesota’s driftless area

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    • clovisoid
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      Running 10 miles holding your arm up above your head...

  • #3
    That is really cool! I would run around town with it lit up all weekend!
    SE ARKANSAS

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    • clovisoid
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      It's still got the plumbing inside, but they burned a little hydrogen cylinder that they didn't send... one of my guys who lived in Japan got to actually attend the torch run, but since they were socially distanced they didn't light the torches either. Only a few sections and events got to "blaze" as it were.

  • #4
    Cool story...good on you!
    SW Connecticut

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    • #5
      Man that is a great story and Unique collectable .

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      • #6
        awesome!
        Near the PA/Ohio state line

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        • #7
          What’s it made of ( just kiddin, that’s what I ask most everyone lately )..how neat is that 👍
          Floridaboy.

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          • clovisoid
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            A single sheet of aluminum made from recycled shelters they built after the earthquake and tsunami, and then plated in something.

          • Hal Gorges
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            Hey, thats interesting, thanks Clovis👌

        • #8
          Super! Two thumbs up
          Rhode Island

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          • #9
            That is way cool! The story, the possibility, the generosity.
            Searching the fields of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan

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            • #10
              Wow, neat souvenir and story. Sounds like you have the framework for a tragic poem. 😉

              My sister worked at the swimming events for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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              • #11
                Trade ya, LOL!
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                • #12
                  That would make an excellent cigar lighter....😁
                  JR, from jackson co, southern indiana

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                  • #13
                    Sell sell sell

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                    • #14
                      That’s very awesome
                      South Dakota

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