Sport fans can now take a genuine piece of Rio 2016 home with them
Ever dreamed of owning the ball used in the final of the men's Olympic basketball competition? How about the torch used to carry the Olympic flame to the cauldron?
Items include torches used in the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay, memorabilia from the Rio 2016 opening ceremony (and the closing ceremony, in due course), sporting equipment from the events, and podia and trays used during the medal presentation ceremonies.
Kicking things off, authentic limited edition Rio 2016 torches used during the torch relay will be available from the official auction site, including those signed by famous Olympians, as well as items commemorating notable moments that occurred during the relay.
The official Rio 2016 portal is the exclusive provider of items for auction. It provides a rapid turnaround of the goods, including during the Games themselves, making it a rare opportunity to aquire Olympic memorabilia and souvenirs that will last a lifetime.