Here Are Some of the Items From the Olympics That Are Up for Auction
The Olympics cost London about $3 BILLION to organize, and they’ve come up with a way to make some of it back…by auctioning off everything that’s not nailed down.
These were some of the bids as of last night. You can check them out yourself at memorabilia.London2012.com:
–The ball from the gold-medal Men’s basketball game: The current bid is $4,749.
–One of the nets from the gold-medal basketball game: $2,829. The rim is at $1,583.
–The U.S. flag from the Opening Ceremony’s parade of nations: $2,214. Or you could get Bolivia’s flag for just $213.
–A sickle one of the volunteers used in the salute to agriculture in the Opening Ceremony: $291. A nurse’s outfit from the salute to socialized medicine is $347. One of the Mary Poppins’ handbags is $727.
–The goal posts from the Men’s Handball gold-medal game: $323. The net is sold separately. It’s at $244.
–Used equipment: One of the javelins thrown in the Olympics is at $2,364. A hammer from the hammer throw is $488. Boxing gloves used by a winning fighter is $945.
–Most expensive: A bronze medal from the 1904 St. Louis Olympics is $31,526. A torch from the 1948 London Olympics is $22,000.
–Cheapest: The “Algeria” sign from the parade of nations is $47.