Olympic torches being sold for thousands on eBay

Last updated at 15:54
Two London 2012 Olympic torchesAFP

A torch used on day one of the Olympic relay has been sold for over £150,000 on the auction website eBay.

Loads of other torches have now been posted for sale online, but some people aren't happy, saying torchbearers shouldn't be allowed to sell them.

Olympic organisers say that the torchbearers can do whatever they like with their uniforms and torches after they've run their section.

Each runner has to pay £215 if they want to keep their torch.

Some of the people who are selling the torches online say that they're trying to raise money for charity - but others say they just want to make some money.

Your comments

We asked you whether you think people should be allowed to sell their Olympic torches - lots of you got in touch and here's a few of your comments:

"I think torchbearers should not be able to sell their torches because they are very precious and they should keep them for their memories!"

Mithu, Croydon, England

"I think torchbearers should be able to do what they want with their torches as they have paid for them and they own them."

Nathan, Staplehurst, England

''I think torchbearers should not be allowed to sell their torches as they are special to the 2012 games. Torchbeares should be proud to own the London 2012 Olympic torch.''

Zainab, Birmingham, England

"We think that the torchbearers should keep their torches and pass them down to their family in the future."

P7P Finaghy Primary, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"We think that the torches should only be sold if the money will go to charity, because they are too special. People shouldn't be so greedy! It's not often that we host the Olympics."

Cockington Primary School, Devon, England

"The torchbearers had to purchase their torches which means that they can do what they like with them. Maybe the Olympic organisers should have thought this through and only loaned them out, then they would have had to be returned."

Annette, Devon, England

"I don't believe that torchbearers should be allowed to sell their Olympic torch, they were especially chosen to carry the Olympic flame and they should honour that instead of just thinking about making money."

Tom, Weston, England

"We think torchbearers should be allowed to sell their torches, as long as the money goes to a charity."

Primary 3K, Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland

"I think torchbearers should keep their torches because they are part of Olympic history."

Isobel, Wiltshire, England