Longest career as an Olympic torch bearer
Pandelis Konstantinidis
Greece (Thessaloniki)
The most durable Olympic torchbearer is Pandelis Konstantinidis (Greece) who took part in the 2008 Olympic torch relay, 72 years after taking part in the 1936 Olympic torch relay. Pandelis was just 19 when he took part in the 1936 torch relay, the first ever Olympic torch relay. He also took part in the 2004 relay for the Athens Olympics. The 1936 Olympics were held in Berlin while the 2008 Olympics are to be hosted in Beijing.