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Sir Ben Ainslie auctions Olympic sails for Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation

By Emily Goddard

Three of Sir Ben Ainslie's gold medal winning Finn sails are up for auction to raise money for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation ©Getty ImagesSir Ben Ainslie, the most successful sailor in Olympic history, has donated three of his gold medal winning Finn sails for auction to raise money for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.

Snead driver fails to sell at auction in Dallas

By Gary Anderson

A driver used by Sam Snead to win over 100 tournaments failed to sell at auction in Dallas ©Getty ImagesA driver used by legendary American golfer Sam Snead to win more than 100 tournaments has failed to sell at an auction in Dallas after the minimum bid of $250,000 (£153,300/€193,000) was not met.

Rare Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympic Torch sells for $215,000 at auction

By Emily Goddard

A rare Olympic Torch from the Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Games has sold for $215,000 at auction ©Ingrid O'NeilA rare Olympic Torch from the Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Games has sold for $215,000 (£135,000/€167,000) at auction.

Cayman Islands Postal Service launches commemorative Commonwealth Games stamps

By Emily Goddard

The Cayman Islands Postal Service has released a set of stamps commemorating the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games ©CIPSThe Cayman Islands Postal Service (CIPS) has launched a new set of stamps in commemoration of the territory's participation at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

London 2012 Olympic gold medal to feature in local charity auction

By Emily Goddard

A London 2012 Olympic gold medal has been anonymously donated to the Great Centenary Charity Auction ©Great Centenary Charity Auction/TwitterA London 2012 Olympic gold medal is set to feature in a small local charity auction in Norfolk, England, after it was anonymously donated during a valuation day.

Kruglov's Innsbruck 1976 Olympic gold medal fetches $28,750 at auction

By Emily Goddard

Nikolay Kruglov's Innsbruck 1976 Winter Olympic gold medal has sold for $28,750 ©RR AuctionThe biathlon relay Olympic gold medal presented to the Soviet Union's Nikolay Kruglov at Innsbruck 1976 has sold for $28,750 (£17,580/€22,410) at auction.

Rare Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympic Torch expected to fetch $175,000 at auction

By Emily Goddard

A Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympic Torch is expected to fetch $175,000 at auction next month ©Ingrid O'NeilA rare Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympic Torch is expected to fetch an estimated $175,000 (£107,000/€135,000) at a mail bid auction that also includes 40 Games medals.

London 1908 Olympic medal to feature in live Boston auction

By Emily Goddard

A number of rare Olympic medals are due to go on sale as part of a live auction event in Boston next week ©RR AuctionA number of Olympic medals, with one dating back to London 1908, are due to go on sale as part of a live auction event in Boston next week.

Shoes worn by Michael Jordan in 1984 Olympic final to be auctioned

By Gary Anderson

A signed pair of shoes worn by Michael Jordan in 1984 Olympic Games final are to go on auction ©Grey Flannel AuctionsShoes worn by American basketball legend Michael Jordan in the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games basketball gold medal match are set to go be auctioned next month. 
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