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'.
Paralympic dressage rider Natasha Baker is to receive an MBE today, after winning two gold medals at last summer's Olympics.
She said being chosen for the honour was "absolutely incredible".
Sophie Hosking, who won a gold medal in lightweight women's double sculls, will be presented with an MBE at the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace today.
British Amateur Boxing Association performance director Rob McCracken will also receive and MBE.
G4S' £70 million loss over its London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic contracts follows months of negotiations with Games organisers Locog.
The security group also incurred additional costs of around £18 million relating to charitable donations, fees and the cost of sponsorship and marketing.
– Chief executive Nick Buckles
The UK Government is an important customer for the group and we felt that it was in all of our interests to bring this matter to a close in an equitable and professional manner without the need for lengthy legal proceedings.
Paralympic sprinter Jonnie Peacock has joined calls by Sam Ruddock that six-time Paralympic gold medallist David Weir should have received a knighthood rather than an CBE on this year's honours list.
Paralympic gold medallist Josef Craig has described 2012 as "the best year of my life".
The 15-year-old swimmer, from South Shields, is among those recognised in the New Year Honours list. He has been awarded an MBE for services to Paralympic Sport.
He said: "I'm really proud of everything that's happened and I feel really honoured that I've been part of such a big part of the year.
"An MBE is one of the greatest honours a person can be bestowed on them. For me to be even considered to have one, I feel utterly privileged and honoured."
Craig hit the headlines in the summer when he won Paralympic gold and broke the world record in the Men's 400 freestyle event at London 2012.
2012 has been a defining year for the Paralympic movement in the UK but there is still much more to be achieved to ensure a lasting impact, according to Tim Hollingsworth, Chief Executive of the British Paralympic Association.
In a New Year Message at the end of a year that saw the London 2012 Paralympic Games heralded by the International Paralympic Committee as the greatest ever, he said that the journey had only just started and everyone involved must now maximise the momentum London has created.
“Whilst a home Games have brought a really positive image of disabled people to the fore, we recognise that there is still much to be done if we are to achieve our vision of ‘through sport, inspire a better world for disabled people’."
Hollingsworth added: "We are not at the summit, merely in the foothills of a long journey. But it is one everyone involved should relish and be committed to achieving.”
Denise Hickman, a Mencap caseworker at the charity's Smile! Stop Hate Crime project in Nottingham, has told ITV News that the Paralympics were great as "it brought into the public consciousness that there are people with disabilities who do fantastic things".
But she added: "On the ground, we haven't heard that it's made any difference".
The mother of an autistic teenager who has experienced prejudice and bullying as a result of his disability has spoken to ITV News about the serious impact on her family.
Helen Valentine said the abuse her 16-year-old son Joe suffered affected any sense of normality.