By Andrew Liszewski
Hi. My name is Andrew, and I’m addicted to the Olympics. Normally I couldn’t care less about sports, save for a few hours spent watching the Superbowl every year, but there’s just something about the Olympics that has me glued to the TV ’til the wee hours of the morning. And if you’re just as big a fan and would like to pick up a souvenir that’s a bit more substantial than a t-shirt, you can now order a limited edition replica of the official Beijing Olympic torch.
The torch replica is 29cm tall which represents the 29th modern Olympic Games, and is approved and licensed by the IOC. It’s made from actual steel left over from the ‘Bird’s Nest’ National Stadium, and the crystal display base features a laser-etched map showing the route the torch took all over the world. The replicas are limited to just 200,000 sets and are available from the official Beijing 2008 Olympics online store for $500.