London 2012 Olympics track could be yours
If sports memorabilia is your thing, how about owning a piece of the London 2012 Olympics track?
Members of the public are being given the chance to own a piece of the iconic track after it was removed from the former Olympic Stadium.
The unique sporting memorabilia was mainly taken from the 100m straight when the track was removed as part of stadium transformation works. A new track was used for the Müller Anniversary Games at the weekend.
While residents of Newham and British Athletics supporters enjoyed a priority purchase period over the weekend, the sale opens to the general public today (Monday).
Sale proceeds will go back into maintaining and operating the London Marathon Community Track and the London Stadium.
Sections of the track are also being gifted to local schools, London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Gold medallists and other partners.
“The track at the former Olympic Stadium is iconic,” British Athletics Chief Executive Niels de Vos said.
Athletes such as Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Hannah Cockroft and David Weir all produced incredible performances on this track at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and this is your chance to have your own piece of history.”
The majority of the track will be available for people to buy at £60 for a framed piece.
There is also the opportunity to purchase ‘Track in a Box’ (as pictured above) for £99. The track sits inside a piece of laser cut foam which surrounds a zinc-etched plaque.
A personalised box, plus a limited edition large section of stadium track, are also available for £120 and £399 respectively.
Finally, a very limited number of premium sections are available.
These include numbers from both the start and finishing lines for collectors or sports fans who want an extra special piece of history from 2012.
Only a limited amount of track is available and it goes on sale from today – Monday July 25 at www.london2012track.com.