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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).

Medal from 1896 Olympic Games in Athens sells for £180,000

By Paul Osborne

An Olympic medal from the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens has sold at auction ©Getty ImagesA winner's prize medal from the first Modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896 has sold at auction for £180,000 ($286,000/€229,500).

Wilson's and Greaves' 1966 FIFA World Cup winners medals up for auction

By Emily Goddard

World Cup winners medal by Ray Wilson and Jimmy Greaves are being put up for auction in London ©Getty ImagesThe 1966 FIFA World Cup winner's medals won by former England footballers Ray Wilson and Jimmy Greaves have been put up for auction.

Paralympic memorabilia auction to support rehabilitation research

By Daniel Etchells

Paralympic memorabilia will be auctioned to raise money for rehabilitation research ©Getty ImagesThe Foundation for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) is hosting a silent auction of Paralympic memorabilia to raise money for rehabilitation research.
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