An amazing auction. The item a popular sale and attracted bidding attention from around the world.
It also sold in a climate of great athletes as London prepared for the Olympic Games of 2012
Christie’s said the historic marathon cup won in the first modern Olympic Games to return to Greece. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation bid over a quarter of a million pounds for the trophy. Apparently important for the item to be returned to the country of its origins where it was made and won there.
The history behind the cup is deep within the country of Greece the home of the Olympic Games. The cup awarded to Greek athlete Spyros Louis who won the race in Athens 1896. It has been with the family for all this time but economic situation meant a sale had to be made. However, to keep it in the country of its origin the Foundation was able to purchase the cup
Christie’s in London were the auctioneers and gave YNUKtv some background to the trophy. A fascinating story and it seems appropriate that the Marathon Cup goes back to Greece
More at: https://www.christies.com.
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