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Caitlyn Jenner's 1984 Summer Olympic Torch Up for Auction

Caitlyn Jenner's 1984 Summer Olympic Torch Up for Auction

Caitlyn Jenner (then known as Bruce) carrying the torch in the 1984 Summer Olympics

The torch is expected to go for at least $20,000.

The torch that Caitlyn Jenner (known as Bruce at the time) carried through Tahoe, Nevada, during the 1984 Summer Olympics will be up for auction Friday, July 31, at Heritage Auctions' Platinum Night Sports Auction in Chicago. The 24-inch torch is estimated to go for $20,000 or more.

The current owner is Bob Lorsch. Lorsch organized the Tahoe leg of the torch relay and secured Jenner's participation in it during the Los Angeles Summer Olympics to "help support Caesars Tahoe's agenda of giving back to the local community and promoting area youth programs."

Chris Ivy, Heritage's director of sports auctions told Page Six:

This torch serves as a wonderful symbol that masculinity and femininity are not mutually exclusive. The decathlon has long been considered the ultimate athletic proving ground. Jenner has played both gender roles masterfully.

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