The Sydney to Athens Fifty Dollar Coin was struck in Copper, Silver and Gold. It was produced to commemorate the journey
of the torch from Sydney to Athens. The
The transition from the Olympics held in Sydney, Australia and then going to Athens, Greece is a long one. The journey for the torch is well documented as it starts from Olympia in Greece and travelled approximately 78,000 kilometres. Along its journey back to Athens it traversed all five continents and visited all previous Summer Games host cities. The Torch Relay travelled along the following route: Ancient Olympia, Athens, Sydney, Melbourne, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Delhi, Cairo, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Atlanta, New York, Montreal, Antwerp, Brussels, Amsterdam, Geneva, Lausanne, Paris, London, Barcelona, Rome, Munich, Berlin, Stockholm, Helsinki, Moscow, Kiev, Istanbul, Sofia and Nicosia (Official Olympic Website, 2013) . There were also 7,700 torch bearers of which approximately fifty percent were from Greece.
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