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Nothing with the London 2012 logo as they didn't sell anything here. But I did get a Team Canada red hoodie - the one with the badges on it, and the denim jacket they wore at the closing ceremony.

Oh... I did download off iTunes the albums for the opening and closing ceremony - those were available thru the Canadian iTunes store.

Question: Does anyone want to trade Lodon 2012 pins for some Vancouver 2010 pins? would love to get a few London pins and I have a number of Vancouver pins to trade if anyone is interested.

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Nothing with the London 2012 logo as they didn't sell anything here. But I did get a Team Canada red hoodie - the one with the badges on it, and the denim jacket they wore at the closing ceremony.

Oh... I did download off iTunes the albums for the opening and closing ceremony - those were available thru the Canadian iTunes store.

Question: Does anyone want to trade Lodon 2012 pins for some Vancouver 2010 pins? would love to get a few London pins and I have a number of Vancouver pins to trade if anyone is interested.

Good luck :)

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Don't i know if there is a thread but in preparation or during the games have you bought some 2012 merchandise if so what sort?

I have gotten a Olympic bus and collecting the McDonalds cups but waiting for it all to go on sale so i can get heaps of stuff!

Last year I attempted to purchase about $100 worth of merchandise from the official online London 2012 store.

The website informed me I couldn't order because I was located in the US, and it directed me to the USOC's website. The USOC website had no officially-branded London 2012 gear. So I'm $100 richer, but I don't have any London 2012 merchandise.

Such a shame that London 2012 wouldn't take my money!

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I was actually able to get some things on sale in London during the Games. A Debenham's near where I was staying had their clothing on sale, and Marks & Spencer did as well. I also got some things on sale at the John Lewis on Oxford Street even though I didn't know they were on sale until after I paid. If the merchandise stores at the venues were anything like they were when I was there, there won't be anything left!

I'm thinking about getting the BBC's Blu-ray collection of their Olympic coverage. Does anyone know if a British Blu-ray would play in my American Blu-ray player?

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Two things: It depends whether the disc manufacturer decides to encode for regions or not. A lot don't, I have quite a lot of Japanese and US stuff that I can play on my British player but the occasional one that I can't, so have to use the lappie for those. A lot of BBC stuff is region free if you want to take the risk, but even then your system might not be able to cope with the difference in frames per second (50hz is European standard) (60hz is US). Sorry can't be of more help.

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Anyone know if the London 2012 official store will be having any kind of sale?

I've heard on another forum or a warehouse sale soon - but that wasn't confirmed

I really hope so and i'd assume so, what else would they do with it? At least try and make a little bit more money surely.

But me thinks they won't go on sale til after the Paralympics

I've been getting emails saying that there is free postage to the UK but not to anywhere else unfortunately

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Sports equipment and ceremonial props are among thousands of Olympic mementoes which are being auctioned online by London 2012 organisers.

Lots include a table-tennis ball from the men's gold-medal match, currently with a bid of £142, a javelin at £605 and a Mary Poppins costume at £705.

A torch signed by Team GB cyclist Bradley Wiggins sold for £13,000.

Locog says the money raised will go towards covering the cost of staging the Games.Olympic equipment and memorabilia put up for auction

The proceeds will also subsidise additional costs incurred by selling the £500 Olympic torches to thousands of bearers at the discounted rate of £200.

In total 8,000 people carried torches during the 70-day relay.

Torches themselves - some of which are signed by athletes, including Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton - are also being auctioned.

Locog says several thousand items will be sold, including javelins from the men's and women's contests and national flags from the opening ceremonies.

The US flag sold for more than £8,000, while China's - bidding for which is due to end soon - is currently going for £4,004.

Olympic memorabilia is also offered - a 1960 Rome Olympic torch forged from bronzed-aluminium and 39.5cm long - is going for £7,000, with another 15 days of bidding left.

However, those with less expansive bank accounts can still take heart.

Among more affordable items are a plastic rubbish-can drum from the opening ceremony at £25 and the official results sheet for the judo 90kg bronze-medal match (£60).

For the utilitarian-minded, fixtures, fittings and equipment are also being sold on another website, Remains of the Games.

On sale there are extension cords for £2.50 and an athlete's four-piece bedroom set (including bed) for £99.

London is not the first to sell memorabilia in order to raise funds towards the cost of putting on the Games.

In Vancouver after the 2010 Winter Olympics, sales of official merchandise made upwards of 100 million Canadian dollars (£64.4m).

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19266219

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I ended up with quite a few bits and pieces. I think it's fair to say I got slightly carried away...

All the daily programmes

The official programme

The football tournament programme

The official history book on GB in the Olympics

The official book (pre-Games)

The official torch relay book

The two books on the architecture of the Games

Union flag London 2012 logo keyring

Team GB logo and union flag keyring

Union flag London 2012 logo magnet

white London 2012 logo pin

Union flag next to logo pin

Team GB lanyard

Retro Team GB waterproof jacket

Team GB water bottle (venues only item)

Team GB grey hoodie

Team GB white polo (venues only item)

Team GB red polo

Team GB blue polo

Team GB red short sleaved rugby shirt

Team GB blue short sleaved rugby shirt

Team GB red white and blue short sleaved rugby shirt

Team GB blue baseball cap

Team GB blue baseball cap athletes version

Netherlands polo shirt

Canada red jacket as worn at pening ceremony

Canada red sweater with white maple leaf

Canada grey tshirt

Canada red and white zip up hoodie

Canada backpack

Canada London 2012 pin (free from outside Canada House)

Rio 2016 polo shirt

I will probably pick up a couple of mascots too and have preordered the official post-Games book...

I have a couple of spare polos and rugby shirts if anyone wants to swap Canada stuff, especially the grey sweater with red maple leaf!

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i got a few things from a store called the entertainers in westfield stratford. got 20cm mascots half price 7gbp small ones for 3gbp and a big one about 75cm tall for 20gbp they also had cars and buses half price

looks even cheaper now

http://www.thetoyshop.com/toyshop/index.jsp

if you want the daily programs or other programs they guys can help

Haymarket magazines

T: +44(0) 1795 414 608

F: +44(0) 1795 414 555

www.haymarket.com

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want to buy the 3 pound wenlock cuddly toy but its 7 pound postage. 15 bucks seems to much when it would be just 5 bucks without postage

guess u dont want it that bad then. Didnt think Queenslanders were so tight with there money :)

Try adding other stuff to your oders might get a few other things for the £7 postage to make it worth it

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guess u dont want it that bad then. Didnt think Queenslanders were so tight with there money :)

Try adding other stuff to your oders might get a few other things for the £7 postage to make it worth it

Well when the postage itself is double the cost of the item it isn't worth it, got one of ebay for 5 bucks including postage so should be good! I'll just wait for the discounts :)

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I'm not surprised the plushy's are going cheap - bins of them in every official merchandise store I went into.

I notice that link up there has the mini mascot figurines - I kept looking for those and never saw them in the official stores.

Maybe we should do a bulk order Darcy?

I was doing a pack-away of all my swag yesterday. I realised I got sucked into the whole pin stuff - I think I've doubled my pin collection. I've also got the opening ceremony (thanks Marts) and officiall programs and a few books to add to my collection, mascot figures and a Corgi London cab for my niece, a London 2012 gym bag (which I used around the games), some caps and t-shirts, a couple of key rings, a few Rio things (t-shirt, mug, book, pin) from Casa Brazil - actually, fairly restrained apart from the pins.

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i totally forgot about Casa Brazil until i had left London grrrrrrrr What was the book you got Rols?

On a good note been working on the wife to get to Rio and might have talked her into doing a cruise while i go down to Rio.

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i totally forgot about Casa Brazil until i had left London grrrrrrrr What was the book you got Rols?

On a good note been working on the wife to get to Rio and might have talked her into doing a cruise while i go down to Rio.

From Casa Brazil it was the notebook I posted pics of in the "Rio Look" thread.

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Israeli Olympic coin wins first place in Vicenza Numismatica competition

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A NIS 2 coin minted to commemorate the Israeli delegation’s participation in the 2012 London Olympics was deemed the “most beautiful coin minted in 2011” at the ninth annual international Numismatica Fair held in Vicenza, Italy.

The Vicenza Numismatica is the most important European event for numismatics enthusiasts and collectors.

The judges, who met on 11 July 2012 to choose the winning coins in three different categories, noted the elegant fit and combination of the figure doing gymnastics and the ribbon which transforms into a star of David, and the harmony between both sides of the coin

http://www.alternati...ompetition.html

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Maria Sharapova launches Sugarpova candies

Silver medalist of the Olympic Games, one of the world's strongest tennis players of Russian origin Maria Sharapova presented her own brand of candy called Sugarpova in New York.

The new brand will offer 12 varieties of candy. Sharapova's fans will be able to buy her candy all over the world.

"I've worked with so many companies over the last few years, whether it was doing a collection or being part of an ad or face of a brand," she said by phone recently.

"I wanted to own something - something 100% me. Where I make all the final decisions; here I'm involved from start to finish; where I was bringing in my own people I want to work with and investing my own money. I wanted fun and young and nothing too serious. That's how it came about with candy."

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http://english.pravd...va_sharapova-0/

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