Torches of Inspiration

The flame was carried 5,532 km to Munich
across six countries in 29 days by 6,000 runners.
The altar at the Munich stadium was lit by track
and field athlete, Gunther Zahn.

The Munich torch is steel and made by Krupp
and has the inscription, 'Spiele der XX Olympiade
M√ľnchen 1972' with the Olympic rings on the
handle. The emblem of the Games, a blue solar
logo, is on the combustion tube.