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Helpers cash in on keepsakes

2012-08-06 12:29
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London - For some it's a keepsake they would never let go. For others it is a way to make a quick buck.

London Olympic volunteers - known officially as Gamesmakers - are all issued with a red Swatch watch as part of their standard uniform.

They are allowed to keep them after the games but a search on Sunday on eBay shows that some volunteers are planning on cashing in instead.

With two hours remaining on the auction, one Swatch was up to >51 ($80) with 10 bids on Sunday.

Other items for sale included pairs of Adidas trainers issued to the volunteers and even a Gamesmaker pocket guide.

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