Thousands of bargain-hunting Olympics fans scrambled for items at a London 2012 sale billed as the "last chance" to own part of the Games.
Hundreds of items used during the London 2012 Games are going on sale today, including props from the opening and closing ceremonies.
Blind Paralympian Tim Reddish can finally see his medals after being fitted with a 'bionic eye'.
Eleven-times Paralympic gold medallist Sarah Storey has described being made a Dame as a "pinch yourself moment".
After receiving the award from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace today, the 35 year old said. "It's amazing. It's just so hard to put into words, the ceremony and the protocol and the whole elegance of it is just absolutely amazing".
Swimmer Ellie Simmonds was awarded an OBE for services to Paralympic sport. The 18 year old said although she felt nervous before the event, it was "amazing" to be honoured.
Rower Kat Copeland, 22, and taekwondo star Jade Jones, 20, were awarded MBEs at the ceremony.
Jones said, "It was a really proud moment. Prince Charles was really nice and easy to chat with. He was saying that he really enjoyed the Olympics and wished me good luck for the future".
Olympians and Paralympians will be amongst those to receive honours from the Queen at Buckingham Palace today.
Paralympic Gold medalist Ellie Simmonds will be given an OBE today, while British road and track cyclist Sarah Storey will be named a Dame.
The paralympic cyclist has won a total of 11 Gold, eight Silver and three Bronze medals across a career panning six Paralympic Games.
Tae Kwon Do sensation Jade Jones was the youngest member of Team GB to take a gold at least year's Olympics, and will be awarded an MBE, as will Olympic rower Katherine Copeland.
Equestrian Paralympian Joanne Pitt has died at the age of 34, it has been announced.
The dressage rider was being treated for a rare lung condition, according to a statement by the British Equestrian Federation and British Dressage.
Pitt represented Great Britain at the Paralympics in Athens in 2004 and was part of the para-equestrian dressage team that won gold at the 2010 World Equestrian Games.
British equestrian performance director, Will Connell, said she was Jo was a "stalwart of para-equestrian dressage"
"She will be fondly remembered and missed by the whole of the para-equestrian dressage and World Class Programme community."
"I would like to extend our condolences and deepest sympathy to Jo's family, fiance and friends at this sad time".
Chris Holmes MBE, a former multi-medal winning Paralympic swimmer has told ITV Central that the auction of memorabilia is the public's chance to "buy a little bit of magic from the games".
A pink javelin signed by Jessica Ennis, a large London2012 Royal Mail stamp autographed by Mo Farah and a Mary Poppins costume from the Olympic opening ceremony are going under the hammer today at an auction in Coventry.
London 2012 chairman Lord Coe described it as a chance for people "to own a unique piece of the Games".
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, 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.
Paralympian Nigel Murray, Britain's most successful Boccia player, has been handed an MBE by the Queen.
Murray announced his retirement from Paralympic competition after the London 2012 Games.
Paralympic gold medal-winning swimmer Josef Craig also received an MBE at today's investiture ceremony.
Craig, who won the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year, was the youngest Paralympic gold medallist at the London 2012 Games.