Oslo 1952

23cm (9.1") tall, 32cm (12.6") wide.

Made by Adolf Thoresen, Oslo.

While there had been talks about Olympic torch relays since the canceled 1940 winter games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the first Olympic winter torch relay was held from Morgedal in Telemark to Oslo. The fire was lit in the house of the father of skiing, Sondre Norheim (1825-1897), and carried through Kongsberg, Drammen, the Huseby Hill at Oraker where skiing competitions had been held since 1897, to Oslo. Eigil Nansen, grandson of polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen, lit the fire in Bislett Stadium at the Opening Ceremony on February 15.