Viktor Chizhikov, the creator of the brown bear mascot Misha for the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics, has died at the age of 84.
Collecting and Heritage News
An original drawing of the Olympic rings sketched by Baron Pierre de Coubertin is set to go up for auction in Cannes next Sunday (July 26) and is estimated to sell for as much as €100,000 (£91,000/$114,000).
A card featuring double Olympic basketball gold medallist LeBron James has sold for $1.8 million (£1.4 million/€1.6 million) at auction.
The Olympic Order controversially awarded to East Germany’s former leader Erich Honecker 35 years ago has raised €20,000 (£18,000/$22,000) at auction.
The Royal Australian Mint has released a new Olympic collector coin in recognition of the country's national team in Tokyo.
A rare rookie card of Canadian ice hockey player Connor McDavid sold for a record $135,811 (£109,650/€120,864) at auction.
The Olympic Order controversially awarded to East Germany’s former leader Erich Honecker 35 years ago is to be put up for auction next month.
Vintage baseball cards signed by legendary players including Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig are set to earn a New Jersey family a small fortune via auction.
A signed high school all-star game undershirt of the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant, has sold for $6,000 (£4,800/€5,300) with a percentage of the proceeds going to charity.
The shorts worn by Chicago Bulls guard Steve Kerr when he scored the shot which won the 1997 NBA Championship are to be auctioned off.
Olympic and Paralympic sponsor Toyota has donated its last Formula One car to a charity auction in aid of COVID-19 patients and health care workers.
More memorabilia linked to legendary basketball player Michael Jordan has sold at auction in wake of the conclusion of the Netflix documentary series, The Last Dance.
Spanish handball captains Silvia Navarro and Raul Entrerrios have each donated a national team jersey to raise funds for the fight against coronavirus.
World Archery has launched an international search for archive content to add to its collection.
Hellenic Post’s issue of a first day cover to mark the lighting of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Flame seems set to become even more of a collectors item after the decision to cancel the remainder of the Greek section of the Relay as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus.