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Olympic Memorabilia For Sale
Ever wanted to wear the blue hat with the light bulb from the Olympic Opening Ceremony? Here's your chance to buy one!
Organisers of the Olympics an Paralympics will be holding a huge clear-out sale in Coventry of hundreds of items that were used during the Games.
Costumes and props from the opening and closing ceremonies, sports equipment, torch relay uniforms and banners will be on offer at the Ricoh Arena at the end of the month
Among them are a framed Team GB cycling jersey signed by Sir Bradley Wiggins and a pair of Team GB swimming trunks signed by diver Tom Daley!
Four Olympic torches including one signed by four-time Olympic sailing champion Sir Ben Ainslie, a framed Team GB cycling jersey signed by 11 Olympic gold medallists, a framed Team GB cycling jersey signed by Sir Bradley Wiggins plus Team GB swimming trunks signed by diver Tom Daley are among the 80 items to be auctioned on April 27 at 11.30am.
A pink javelin signed by Jessica Ennis, a large London 2012 Royal Mail stamp autographed by Mo Farah and a Mary Poppins costume from the Olympic opening ceremony will also go under the hammer.
London 2012 chairman Lord Coe described it as a chance for people ``to own a unique piece of the Games''.
Signed photos, programmes and tickets plus other official London 2012 items will also be up for grabs with Games Makers, ceremonies volunteers and city ambassadors being given special access on April 27 between 9am and 10am as a thank you for their work.
Officials from the Join In volunteering campaign will also be on hand with ideas about future volunteering opportunities.
Join In's director of sport, Dave Moorcroft said: ``Whilst a memento of the Games will be something special for the volunteers, building on what they achieved last summer would be the ultimate souvenir of London 2012.''
The two-day sale takes place between 10am and 6pm.
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