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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. 

Legendary golfer Snead’s driver to go on auction for a quarter-of-a-million dollars

By Gary Anderson

A driver used by Sam Snead is being auctioned in Dallas later this month ©Heritage AuctionsA driver used by American golfing great Sam Snead is set to go on auction later this month in Dallas with a minimum opening bid of $250,000 (£153,300/€193,000) being asked.

Berlin 1936 gold medal game basketball fails to sell at auction

By Gary Anderson

The ball used in the Berlin 1936 basketball gold medal game has failed to sell at auction ©Heritage AuctionsThe original basketball used in the gold medal game at the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games has failed to sell at an auction in Baltimore in the United States after no bids meeting the minimum asking price of $50,000 (£30,000/€38,000) were received.

Vin Baker's Olympic gold medal fetches $67,643 at auction

By Emily Goddard

Vin Baker's Sydney 2000 Olympic gold medal has sold for $67,643 at auction ©Getty ImagesThe gold medal won by United States basketball player Vin Baker at the Sydney 2000 Olympics has sold for $67,643 (£40,787/€50,949) at auction.

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).
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