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Collecting and Heritage News

100 Day to Go Pins

0929With the 100 days to go milestone fast approaching, here are the pins that will be available to mark both the Olympic (18th April) and Paralympic (21st May) dates.

As for previous releases, there will be a 'shard' version as well as one for each mascot. These pins show each mascot in their 'Breaking the Tape' pose.

This time, we're told the pins will not be available to buy until the day. Each pin is limited to 2,012 pieces but a large number of each have already been snapped up by London 2012 stakeholders meaning that there will be limited numbers available for retail sale. Each pin is priced at £7. 


New Festival Pin Announced

Pin 1065March 8 - News today of a new pin to celebrate the summer-long London 2012 festival programme. The pin uses the London 2012 logo in pink without the Olympic rings on a silver background with the word 'Festival' recessed in the background.

EDF Countdown Pin

EDF0017February 23 - The latest in the superb series of EDF Paralympic Countdown pins has been released. The 200 day to go pin continues the venues theme and shows the 'Pringle' shape of the velodrome.

New McDonald's Pin

February 13 - Last week, the Olympic volunteer programmer held it's first induction briefing for the first 10,000 Gamesmakers. The training of the volunteers is being carried out in part by McDonald's and there were reports of some McDonald's representatives wearing a silver pin.