Tuesday, 20 March 2012

20/3: Exclusive Torch Bearer Pin

An exclusive Torch Bearer pin has been spotted. The pin will be available only to those who have been selected to run with the torch.



13 comments:

JN said...

One of those selected is me =] =] =] so happy, 23rd july in london borough of bromley =]

i would encourage everyone to go and see the torch, all carrying it have an inspirational story and your support will make the day extra special - as well as the pin, i have the possibility to own the torch i run with for the price of £200 - no questions imo but will need funds from family =]

Anonymous said...

I WILL GET MINE ON EBAY WITH EVERYONE ELSE. THE PIN VIA CANADA AND THE TORCH VIA CHINA - - : ) They may not be real, but most of the INSPIRATIONAL STORYS ain't EITHER. : (

acer said...

During the Torch Run leading up to the 2010 Games only the Torchbearers were given the pins and only they were allowed to buy the Torches although many bought extra Torches to sell on ebay.

JN said...

First off Anonymous - You dont know me, you dont know what ive been through and you dont know what any of the other 7,999 have been through either, you buy your fake torch if you want as long as you can live with being a fake person

second acer, you cannot buy extra torches with London 2012, you are only allowed to buy 1, so if anyone is selling a torch it will be there one and only. You are however allowed to buy more than 1 pin.

acer said...

It is good to know that you cannot buy extra Torches;
maybe they've learned their lesson from the way they
ran things for Vancouver. Enjoy your experience and the memories it will surely bring.

JN said...

thanks acer =]

Anonymous said...

I was involved with the picking of SOME of the Torch Bearers and YES A LOT OF THE STORIES ARE FIBS, it is not possible to check out most of the stories. Therefore some runners will be worthy and some not so. The fuss about paying for the Torches is mad. If you cannot afford to buy fine, but don't moan about it I say. Taking part should be payment enough. I do not think that Boris or Seb and any other of the WELL KNOWN runners will be paying for theirs at the end of the day. May be it is because they are TOO WORTHY

Mikeyboy said...

Congratulations JN! I'd have been thrilled to have been a torchbearer but wasn't selected (too ordinary!) but I'll be able to show my support on at least 3 of the relay stages. The easy way of raising the £200 will be to sell as many of the pins as LOCOG will allow you to purchase :)

noel 9 said...

Great Idea Mikeyboy, if not a little bit naughty. I too did not make the final cut, got thru the 1st two stages, but I think my stick tripped me up. Was I worthy enough ? maybe not. I think they wanted saints not sinners. Well I will have my FREE Games Markers Uniform and matching bag, water bottle and brolly to keep me warm in my old age....... and my 2012 Pin Badge collection

Matt said...

Hi JN, Congratulations on the role. Just remember don't drop the torch, THERE WON'T BE AN OLYMPICS (ok, I know there is backup).
I'm a GamesMaker so i'm looking forward to my Adidas Trainers.
How do we go about getting you to pick us up a Pin Badge (wink wink, nudge nudge :) )

JN said...

thanks mikeyboy and matt =]

love the idea mikeyboy but i dont intend to purchased loads and put them on ebay, in all seriousness though i know some of you on here are serious collectors so prehaps we can come to some sort of arrangement XD

Matt said...

JN - Sounds good to me (name your price! :) )
Vice Versa if we manage to get any "GamesMaker" type pins I am willing to do likewise (obviously the Torch ones will be more treasured). PM me when you have some details, I am happy to discuss.

Matt said...

Hi Guys,

did we find out any more about this Pin?? Do they exist?