Team USA has launched a range of products featuring Hello Kitty, the popular fictional Japanese cartoon character, including plush toys and pin badges, in time for this year's rearranged Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
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The bike ridden by Sir Bradley Wiggins when he became the first Briton to win the Tour de France in 2012 has been put up for sale on Facebook.
Omega, the official timekeeper of the Olympics, has launched a commemorative Seamaster Diver 300M “Beijing 2022” Special Edition to mark next year’s Winter Games.
A campaign has been launched in Lake Placid to build a statue to raise money to commemorate the “Miracle on Ice” when the United States ice hockey team won the gold medal at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in the upstate New York village.
Topps trading cards has launched a new series celebrating the life and career of Muhammad Ali.
A new museum to commemorate the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games has opened in Pyeongchang.
A jersey worn by the late Kobe Bryant in the finals of the 2009 National Basketball Association (NBA) when he lifted his fourth Championship with the Los Angeles Lakers has sold for a record $337,334 (£246,129/€277,927) at an online auction.
Olympic gold medallist Tommie Smith, sent home from Mexico City 1968 by the United States after he raised a black-gloved fist on the medal podium following his victory in the 200 metres, is to appear on the cover of a special edition of a Wheaties cereal box.
It has been revealed that nearly 90,000 people physically visited the FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich last year, despite the coronavirus crisis, with another 660,000 engaging with its digital content.
A backboard, rim and net used during the basketball tournament at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona - an event famous for the "Dream Team" - is up for auction.
Olympic gold medals awarded to long jumper jumper Iván Pedroso and shooter Leuris Pupo have both sold for more than $70,000 (£51,000/€58,000) at an online auction as both exceeded their estimates.
A pair of Olympic gold medals won by Cuban athletes are up for auction with the price expected to soar in the closing days.
This year’s World Olympic Collectors Fair in Paris has been cancelled because of coronavirus, it has been announced.
A new record for a baseball card has been set with a mint 1952 Mickey Mantle selling for $5.2 million (£3.8 million/ €4.3 million) in a private transaction.
A special stamp has been released in Iran to mark the 53rd anniversary of the death of Gholamreza Takhti, the country’s 1956 Olympic wrestling champion.