Official London 2012 Website Launches Memorabilia Auction Site
In what seems like an ‘almost everything from the Games must go’ auction website, everything from signed photos to athletics gear to results cards and programmes seem to be on offer.
The current items that are the most popular on the website are:
- Athletics: Javelin used in Olympic men’s competition
- Basketball used in Men’s Gold Medal Basketball Game
- Medallist baton for men’s 4 x 100m relay
- Bradley Wiggins Signed Team GB Replica Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey (Limited Edition #1 of 100)
- Netting used in Men’s Gold Medal Basketball Game
- Sherlock Wenlock – Regent’s Park, Green Trail 1
The average bids for items are in the thousands, typically ranging between £1000 and £4000 per item. The website looks set to make significant money for the LOCOG which is expected to be used to offset the cost of the London 2012 Olympics as well as secure their legacy.
One, if not the highest price selling item which the site has sold so far appears to be a Bradley Wiggins signed London 2012 Olympic Torch which has fetched £13,000.
Another item, due to end in 18 days, an Official London 1948 Olympic torch has a current high bid of £14,000.
Categories of memorabilia available include:
- Torch Relay
- Signed photos
- Games-used equipment
- Mayor of London Presents
- Mascot Sculptures
- Official results
- Art and pageantry
Official memorabilia for the London 2012 Olympics is only being sold on the official London 2012 website. This is despite Olympics memorabilia appearing on other auction and selling websites – although the authenticity of items on other websites cannot be verified.
The London 2012 Olympics closes this evening, with the closing ceremony starting at 21:00 (UK time) with pre-coverage starting on BBC One and BBC HD from 19:30 (UK time).