London 2012 Games memorabilia goes on sale

London 2012 Games items are being stored at a unit in Coventry ahead of the final sale and auction this weekend.
London 2012 Games items are being stored at a unit in Coventry ahead of the final sale and auction this weekend. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Hundreds of items used during the London 2012 Games are going on sale today, including props from the opening and closing ceremonies and sports equipment.

The sale and auction is taking place this weekend at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, which hosted some Olympic events.

The sale takes place between 10am and 6pm today and on Sunday 28 April. The auction of 80 Games and memorabilia items takes place at 11.30am today.

Chair of London 2012 Lord Coe said everyone had great memories of the Games, but now there's a chance to own part of it.

Whether you are a seasoned collector or simply looking for an Olympic or Paralympic souvenir, there will be something of interest for everyone.

And to make this event really special, we really want the amazing volunteers to be involved and help us give London 2012 a good send off.

Here's a selection of some of the items on sale in pictures:

Equipment used in the London Games is up for grabs.
Equipment used in the London Games is up for grabs. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Tennis balls used during the Olympic tournament at Wimbledon are up for sale.
Tennis balls used during the Olympic tournament at Wimbledon are up for sale. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Opening and Closing Ceremony costumes are featured in the auction.
Opening and Closing Ceremony costumes are featured in the auction. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Items, which have been stored away in recent weeks, will be on show this weekend.
Items, which have been stored away in recent weeks, will be on show this weekend. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Programmes, models, tickets, stamps and sticker books are all included.
Programmes, models, tickets, stamps and sticker books are all included. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Visit the London 2012 memorabilia website to view the items up for grabs.

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