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Games memorabilia for sale

2016-05-24 04:30
London - The London Olympics may be over, but it's not too late to take home a national flag from the athletes' parade or a used javelin.

Officials have put hundreds of Olympic relics up for auction, with a 1948 London Olympic torch forged from aluminum going for £14 000.

Among the stranger items on auction are a farmer's hand-sickle, a Mary Poppins costume and a suffragette protest banner, all used in the 27 July opening ceremony directed by filmmaker Danny Boyle.

Also for sale are used equipment from the competitions, including a javelin that's selling at just over £2 000 on Tuesday.
The sales of the items will go toward covering the costs of the games.

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