Items from the careers of Diego Maradona and Pelé are being auctioned this week, including a jersey from the Argentinian's testimonial match and a unique replica of the World Cup awarded to the Brazilian legend by FIFA.
Collecting and Heritage News
China is tomorrow set to issue its first group of gold and silver commemorative coins for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.
More important memorabilia from Michael Jordan’s legendary career has been put up for auction, including a pair of trainers that could fetch a record price.
A giant Tunnock teacake that played a starring role in the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has been put up for sale at £2,000 ($2,700/€2,200).
A cricket bat that Sir Geoffrey Boycott used to score the 100th first-class century of his career has been sold for £43,750 ($58,450/€49,200) at an auction held by Christie’s London.
Olympic gold medal from famous Soviet Union basketball victory over US at Munich 1972 for sale on eBay
An Olympic gold medal won by Sergei Kovalenko when the Soviet Union beat the United States in the final of the basketball tournament at Munich 1972 in one of the most controversial moments in the history of the Games has been put up for sale on eBay.
A jersey worn by Michael Jordan 18 years ago when he helped inspire the Washington Wizards to a record victory over the Boston Celtics has been put up for auction.
A pair of spikes worn by Britain's Paula Radcliffe when she won the World Cross Country Championships title in 2001 and the vest Portugal's Carlos Lopes was wearing when he claimed the Olympic silver medal in the 10,000 metres at Montreal 1976 have been donated to World Athletics Heritage.
German Olympic Sports Federation (DOSB) President Alfons Hörmann has condemned an attack on statues of Jewish athletes that were on display in Bochum as part of an outdoor touring exhibition.
Another car from a member of the United States’ 1992 Olympic “Dream Team” is up for sale.
A campaign has been launched to erect a statue of Finland's Matti Nykänen, considered the greatest ski jumper in history, outside the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki.
A tennis racket used by Switzerland’s Roger Federer in the 2011 French Open final against Rafael Nadal has been sold for a record price at auction.
The Australian Sports Museum in Melbourne has claimed a top prize at the 2020 Museum and Galleries Awards (MAGNAs).
Multiple world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has claimed eight items he used when he won an Olympic bronze medal at Atlanta 1996 put up for sale were stolen from him several years ago - allegations strongly denied by the New Jersey auction house which sold them.
A bronze statue of triple Olympic gold medal-winning horse Valegro has been unveiled in Newent, the small market town in Gloucestershire in England where the gelding is based with his rider Charlotte Dujardin.