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Jersey worn by "Miracle on Ice" centre up for auction

By Liam Morgan

McClanahan's jersey has a current price of $12,974 ©Classic AuctionsAmerican ice hockey player Rob McClanahan's jersey from the famous "Miracle on Ice" match during the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid has gone up for auction on a Canadian website.

Boxing gloves worn by Ali and Liston during infamous phantom punch bout up for auction

By Emily Goddard

The boxing gloves worn by Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston during the "phantom punch" bout are up for auction ©Heritage AuctionsBoxing gloves worn by both Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston during the infamous "phantom punch" bout are up for auction in the United States.

Rare St Moritz 1948 gold medal features in Olympic memorabilia auction

By Emily Goddard

A rare St Moritz 1948 gold medal is being sold as part of an Olympic memorabilia auction in Germany ©Heinrich Winter A "very scarce" gold medal from the St Moritz 1948 Winter Games is currently featuring in an auction of Olympic memorabilia.

Nepal launches postal stamp celebrating Sochi 2014

By Emily Goddard

Nepal has launched a postal stamp celebrating the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games ©Nepal Postal ServiceA commemorative stamp celebrating the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics has been launched in Nepal by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Kathmandu and the national Postal Service Department of the Ministry of Information, Communication and Education.

Commemorative stamp and pin created for 127th IOC Session in Monaco

By Duncan Mackay at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

A special stamp has been released to coincide with the 127th IOC Session in Monaco ©Monaco Olympic CommitteeA special stamp and pin have been released to commemorate the Principality of Monaco hosting the 127th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session, which is due to start here on Monday (December 8).

First wave of commemorative coins released ahead of Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

Two Rio 2016 commemorative coins are being launched today ©Banco Centre de BrazilA first set of commemorative coins are being released by the Brazilian Central Bank today to mark the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Baku 2015 launches commemorative postage stamps for European Games

By Duncan Mackay at the Fairmont Hotel in Baku

A set of of six commemorative postage stamps has been launched by Baku 2015 ©Baku 2015A first edition of six commemorative postage stamps marking the inaugural European Games, due to take place here next year, were launched today. 

Jersey worn by "Miracle on Ice" team member sells for $71,700

By Daniel Etchells

A jersey worn by John Harrington sold for $71,700 ©Heritage AuctionsA jersey worn by a member of the United States' 1980 Olympic "Miracle on Ice" hockey team has sold for $71,700 (£45,800/€57,300) at the Heritage Auctions sports memorabilia sale in Dallas.

Wilson's 1966 World Cup medal sells at auction for £136,000

By Paul Osborne

Ray Wilson's winner's medal from the 1966 FIFA World Cup has sold for 136000 at auction ©Getty ImagesThe 1966 FIFA World Cup winner's medal won by former England footballer Ray Wilson has sold today during an auction at Sotheby's in London for £136,000 ($215,800/€173,800).
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