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Cayman Islands releases additional Sochi 2014 pins

By Paul Osborne

An extra batch of Sochi 2014 pins for the Cayman Islands Team has been made available for purchase ©CIOCApril 3 - A new batch of Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games pins for the Cayman Islands team has been made available for purchase by the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC).

Royal Mint releases premium editions of specially designed Glasgow 2014 50 pence coin

 By Gary Anderson

March 10 - The Royal Mint has released a special edition of its Glasgow 2014 50 pence coin ©The Royal MintPremium editions of the specially designed Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games 50 pence coin have been released by the Royal Mint and are now available to purchase.

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games to be featured on 50 pence coin

By Gary Anderson

December 31 - The Royal Mint has launched a new Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games 50p coin ©The Royal MintA specially designed 50 pence ($0.82/€0.60) coin to mark the staging of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 will be launched by The Royal Mint and enter circulation next year.

Sochi 2014 releases Olympic stamps featuring legendary Russian ice hockey stars

By Paul Osborne

Three stamps featuring famous Olympic ice hockey champions have been launched at a special ceremony in Moscow ©Sochi 2014December 27 - Three stamps featuring famous Olympic ice hockey champions have been launched at a special ceremony at Moscow's CSKA Ice Sports Complex ahead of Sochi 2014.

Owens' Berlin 1936 Olympic gold medal sells for nearly $1.5 million

By Duncan Mackay

One of Jesse Owens' four Olympic gold medals from Berlin 1936 has been sold for nearly $1.5 million - a new Olympic record ©SCP AuctionsDecember 8 - An anonymous bidder has paid $1,466,574 (£897,445/€1,070,056) for an Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at Berlin 1936, the highest price ever for a piece of Olympic memorabilia.

Sochi 2014 unveils special stamp collection featuring Games' mascots

By Gary Anderson

December 2 - Sochi 2014 has revealed its latest collection of stamps for next year's Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games ©Sochi 2014Sochi 2014 have unveiled a special set of stamps depicting each of the five Olympic and Paralympic Games' mascots which are available to the public in time for the New Year as part of its philatelic programme.

Jesse Owens Berlin 1936 Olympic gold medal up for auction

By Gary Anderson

One of Jesse Owens' four Olympic gold medals from Berlin 1936 is up for auction ©SCP AuctionsDecember 2 - One of four Olympic gold medals won by American track and field star Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games has been put up for auction and is expected to bring in as much as $1 million (£609,000/€738,000) when the sale closes on Saturday (December 7).

Sir Howard Hodgkin's "Ice" commissioned as official print of Team GB for Sochi 2014

 By Gary Anderson

December 1 - Sir Howard Hodgkin's Ice is the official print of Team GB at Sochi 2014 ©Counter EditionsThe British Olympic Association (BOA) has revealed the official print for Team GB at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics which is called "Ice" and has been created by renowned artist Sir Howard Hodgkin.

Estonian cyclist's Olympic gold medals sell at auction for £50,000

By Gary Anderson

November 5 - Double olympic champion Erika Salumae (centre) has auctioned off her two gold medals to reportedly raise funds for medical billsEstonian Olympic cycling champion Erika Salumae's gold medals from Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992 have sold for £25,000 ($40,000/€30,000) each at an auction in London.
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