Torch used to light the Olympic cauldron is put on auction features thousands of Games related items that provides fans an opportunity to own a piece of sports history

Former marathon athlete Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima was paid great tribute to at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, upon lighting up the ceremonial cauldron. Now, the torch used by him for this historical moment is at the public’s reach in the Rio 2016 Games Official Auction. This memorabilia item was signed by the Olympic medallist and will be available for bids, along with thousands of other products from the Rio 2016 Games, on the website .

Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima is a Brazilian hero since 2004, when he won the bronze medal in the Marathon event at the Athens Olympic Games. After that he became the only athlete in Latin America to be awarded with the Pierre de Coubertin Medal, the largest humanitarian-sporting award granted by the International Olympic Committee.


“I will never forget Rio 2016 Olympic Games definitely. It was an honor to light the cauldron at a crowded Maracanã and now I’m going to help to keep the Olympic flame alive. I know every person around the world will have the opportunity to own this special Torch, but I truly hope someone keeps it in Brazil”, said Vanderlei.


Sports fans around the world can view and bid on thousands of official Rio 2016 Games items at the Rio 2016 Official Auction. Memorabilia being offered from the first ever Olympic Games held in South America includes flags from the Opening and Closing  Ceremony, autographed match used equipment, limited edition torches and many other unique collectibles. Over 20,000 items are expected to be offered through the official auction.

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Termos de Uso

Broadcasters Detentores de Direitos (RHBs): Os RHBs podem fazer a transmissão do Revezamento da Tocha Olímpica no Brasil, de forma não exclusiva, de acordo com os termos de seus respectivos contratos firmados com o COI.

Broadcasters Não Detentores de Direitos (Non -RHBs): Os Non -RHBs podem fazer a transmissão do Revezamento da Tocha Olímpica no Brasil (com exceção das cerimônias de abertura e encerramento), de forma não exclusiva, pelo prazo máximo de 36 (trinta e seis) horas após o evento. Qualquer transmissão relacionada a este evento, deve ser realizada de forma estritamente jornalística, sem criar ou ser apresentada como um programa focado no Revezamento da Tocha Olímpica.

Nenhuma associação comercial / promocional será permitida na cobertura do Revezamento da Tocha Olímpica. Principalmente, a transmissão do Revezamento da Tocha Olímpica não poderá (i) ser patrocinado ou de qualquer for criar uma associação que crie a impressão de que o Non -RHBs e/ou qualquer entidade sem autorização e/ou seus produtos são conectados ou associados ao Revezamento da Tocha Olímpica, ao Jogos Olímpicos, ao COI e/ou ao Movimento Olímpico e (ii) implique, sugira ou represente os Non -RHBs como sendo detentores oficiais dos direitos de transmissão e/ou parceiros do Revezamento da Tocha olímpica, dos Jogos Olímpicos, do COI e/ou do Movimento Olímpico.

Cerimônias de Abertura e Encerramento: A parte do revezamento que ocorrerá durante as cerimônias de abertura e encerramento dos Jogos faz parte dos direitos exclusivos concedidos aos RHBs e qualquer transmissão pelos Non-RHBs deve ser realizada em observância às Novas Leis de Acesso do COI.

Terms of Use

Rights Holding Broadcasters (RHBs): RHBs may broadcast the Olympic torch relay in Brazil, on a non-exclusive basis, in accordance with the terms of their respective media rights agreement with the IOC.

Non-Rights Holding Broadcasters (Non-RHBs): Non-RHBs may broadcast the Olympic torch relay in Brazil (with the exclusion of the opening and closing ceremonies), on a non-exclusive basis, for a maximum of 36 hours after the event. Any such broadcast must be positioned as news only and not to create, or be positioned as, Olympic torch relay focused programming.

No commercial/promotional association is permitted with the coverage of the Olympic torch relay. In particular, broadcast of the Olympic torch relay may not (i) be sponsored or otherwise be associated in any way to give the impression that Non-RHBs and/or any unauthorized entities and/or products are linked to or associated to the Olympic torch relay, the Olympic Games, the IOC and/or the Olympic Movement and (ii) imply, suggest or represent Non-RHBs as being official rights holding broadcasters and/or partners of the Olympic torch relay, the Olympic Games, the IOC and/or the Olympic Movement.

Opening and Closing ceremonies: The part of the torch relay occurring during the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games is part of the exclusive rights granted to RHBs and any broadcast by Non-RHBs must comply with the IOC News Access Rules.