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Bruce Jenner's 1984 Olympic Torch Going on Auction Block



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    In this 1984 photo provided by Heritage Auctions, American Decathlete, Bruce Jenner poses with the 1984 Olympic Torch he carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

    The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, is going on the auction block where it could fetch $20,000 or more.

    It's the first major piece of Jenner memorabilia to go to auction since the winner of the 1976 Olympic Decathlon Gold Medal became Caitlyn Jenner.

    The 24-inch torch features a brass finish and leather handle. It is being offered by Heritage Auctions at its Platinum Night Sports Auction in Chicago on July 30.

    The seller is Bob Lorsch, a Los Angeles philanthropist and entrepreneur who orchestrated the Tahoe leg of the torch relay and secured Jenner's participation.

    Heritage director of sports auctions Chris Ivy says the torch serves as "a wonderful symbol that masculinity and femininity are not mutually exclusive."