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Jessica Ennis' javelin goes on sale

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.

Some more unusual items are also being sold Credit: ITV News Central

London 2012 chairman Lord Coe described it as a chance for people "to own a unique piece of the Games".

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Lord Coe receives a special award for London 2012 role

Lord Coe received a special award at Buckingham Palace today for his role as chairman of London 2012.

The two-time Olympic champion was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour by the Princess Royal during an investiture ceremony.

Lord Sebastian Coe is made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

He said: "It's a lovely honour and I'm deeply flattered.

It is really a recognition for the extraordinary work of so many people: our teams at Locog, the most talented, focused people I've ever worked with - and the people of Britain whose generosity of spirit helped get us across the line."

Lord Coe holds his Companions of Honour award Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The Order consists of the sovereign and 65 ordinary members and recognises service of national importance.

Previous recipients include scientist Professor Stephen Hawking, naturalist Sir David Attenborough and painter David Hockney.


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Olympic heroes arrive at Buckingham Palace

Olympic gold medallists Jessica Ennis, Nicola Adams and Greg Rutherford have arrived at Buckingham Palace to receive their honours.

London 2012 poster girl Jessica Ennis is collecting her CBE. Credit: ITV News
Nicola Adams (right), the first woman to win an Olympic gold boxing title, is receiving an MBE. Credit: ITV News
Long jumper Greg Rutherford (right) picks up his MBE. Credit: ITV News


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