Take a plunge for some unique Olympic souvenirs

By Steve Carpenter Thursday 25 April 2013 Updated: 25/04 15:17

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YOU can get your hands on a piece of history when unique souvenirs from last year's London Olympic and Paralympic Games go on sale this weekend.

Hundreds of items such as costumes and props from all four ceremonies, sports equipment used by athletes, signed photos, programmes and tickets will go under the hammer at the two-day sale at the Ricoh.

Also among the lots are Olympic Torches signed by Ben Ainslie, a framed Team GB cycling jersey signed by Bradley Wiggins and a large scale London 2012 Royal Mail stamp signed by Mo Farah.

“There will be some memorable items for sale from London 2012 which are a piece of our country’s sporting history,” said Liz Cooper, marketing director at the Ricoh.

“All the memorabilia is authentic and some will have been signed by the stars who played their part in a magical summer of sport.

“We totally embraced the Olympic Games which was reflected in nearly 200,000 spectators coming to the venue for 12 matches in eight days from all corners of the globe.”

The stadium hosted men's and women's football during the Olympics including Team GB's women's near sell out quarter final against Canada which they lost 2-0.

The sale will take place between 10am and 6pm next Saturday and Sunday and anyone wishing to take part in the exclusive auction should register their interest on the day.

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