Collecting

Usain Bolt Glasgow 2014 baton sells for nearly £2,500

By Duncan Mackay

The deadline to bid for the baton used by Usain Bolt during the 4x100 metres at Glasgow is approaching ©Getty ImagesThe baton used by Usain Bolt when he anchored Jamaica to victory in the 4x100 metres relay at the Commonwealth Games has sold for £2,420 ($4,037/€3,021) in the Glasgow 2014 online auction. 

Glasgow 2014 memorabilia from sofas that Usain Bolt may have sat on to John Barrowman's 4x4 being sold off

By Nick Butler

The 4x4 used by John Barrowman during the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games is among the items currently being auctioned off by Glasgow 2014 ©Glasgow 2014Products used by sprinting superstar Usain Bolt will be among over 200,000 pieces of Glasgow 2014 memorabilia expected to fly off the shelves when they go on sale in Nottingham this week.

American basketball star Baker to auction off Sydney 2000 Olympic gold medal

By Gary Anderson

Sydney 2000 gold medal winner Vin Baker is auctioning off his Olympic medalVin Baker, part of the United States gold medal winning basketball team at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, is auctioning off his medal which has a starting price of $35,000 (£20,800/€26,000).

Cayman Islands release special Glasgow 2014 pin

By Duncan Mackay at The Hilton Hotel in Glasgow

A special pin for Glasgow 2014 has been produced by the Cayman Islands ©CIOCA special commemorative pin for Glasgow 2014 has been released by the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC).

Tissot launches limited edition watch to celebrate FIBA Basketball World Cup

By Gary Anderson

Tissot has launched a special limited edition watch to mark the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup ©TissotSwiss watch manufacturer Tissot has launched a special limited edition watch in the build-up to this year's International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup which gets underway in Spain at the end of next month.

Athens 2004 Olympic Torch and 1985 winning Tour de France bike on sale

By Zjan Shirinian

Frenchman Bernard Hinault (right) on his way to winning the Tour de France for a fifth and last time...the bike he rode is now for sale ©AFP/Getty ImagesAn Athens 2004 Olympic Torch and the bike Bernard Hinault rode to Tour de France glory in 1985 have both been put on sale to raise money for a cycling monument in Colorado.

Exclusive: American basketball player's 2004 Olympic bronze medal sells for $14,080 at auction

By Paul Osborne

The Olympic bronze medal won by United States basketballer Carmelo Anthony has sold at auction for $14,080 ©Julien's AuctionsThe Olympic bronze medal won by United States basketball player Carmelo Anthony has sold at auction for $14,080 (£8,205/€10,357).

One of 36 gold medals awarded at 1936 Winter Olympics sells for £30,000

By Nick Butler

The 1936 Winter Olympic gold medal sold for £30,000 at an auction ©Graham Budd AuctionsOne of only 36 gold medals awarded for the Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936 Winter Olympics has sold at auction in London for £30,000 ($50,000/€37,000).

New Olympic pin collectors club launched in Britain

By Nick Butler

A new collecting club for pin collectors has been launched in the UK ©Mark KassAn inaugural meeting of the National Olympic and Paralympic Pin Collectors Association of Great Britain has taken place in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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