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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.

Commemorative ring owned by Olympic gold medal winning wrestler sells for $2,900 in bankruptcy auction

By Paul Osborne

A commemorative ring belonging to Olympic gold medallist Rulon Gardner has sold at auction for $2,900 ©Erkelens & Olson Sales and AuctionThe commemorative ring worn by Olympic gold medallists Rulon Gin Salt Lake City.

Israeli judo world champion auctioning historic backpatch

By Paul Osborne

Israeli judoka Yarden Gerbi is auctioning the red backpatch she wore when she claimed Israel's first ever judo world title in Rio last year ©EbayIsrael's Yarden Gerbi is auctioning the red backpatch she wore when she claimed her country's first ever judo world title in Rio de Janeiro last year in order to raise funds to help fight children's cancer.

Olympic wresting gold medallist puts memorabilia up for sale in bankruptcy auction

By Paul Osborne

Rulon Gardner will have a number of possessions put up in a bankruptcy auction in Salt Lake City ©Erkelens & Olson Sales and AuctionOlympic wrestling champion Rulon Gardner is auctioning off items from his wrestling career in order to pay off his multi-million dollar debt.
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