#ICYMI: USA Swimming Facing Lawsuits; Don Porter Remembered; Collectibles & Corona

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Collectibles and Corona

(ATR) The abbreviated torch relay in Greece in March makes a used Tokyo Olympic torch a coveted item.

The ones keeping the fire alive

#ICYMI: Jacques Rogge's Passion for Hockey; World Olympic Collectors Flock to Warsaw

(ATR) Here are our staff picks for articles this week they really wanted you to know about.

World Olympic Collectors Flock to Warsaw

(ATR) 100 years for NOC of Poland...historic pins...a quest for young collectors...Karen Rosen reports from Olympic Collectors Fair in Warsaw. 

Muhammad Ali Olympic Relic on Auction

(ATR) Rarities from the Olympics since 1896 are open for bidding from dealer Ulf Strom.

Atlanta 1996 Tennis Venue Gone But Not Forgotten

(ATR) Demolition of the Stone Mountain Stadium is underway as city determines next use for the property.

Olympic Memorabilia Highlights October Legends Auction

Goldin Auctions offers a variety of rare and historic items in every auction.

Bach to Meet Pope at Faith and Sport -- Conferences and Conventions

(ATR) Also: CGF adds Sports Summit; Olympin Show registration closes; Sportel Awards approach; Host City names speakers list.

Two Olympic Memorabilia Auctions Underway

(ATR) The 1904 Olympic silver winner's medal for standing high jump and a 1988 Jamaican bobsled helmet highlight two major Olympic auctions.

Olympic Memorabilia Auction Opens Thursday

(ATR) A new player enters the Olympic auction arena, while souvenirs are already available for Rio 2016.

Olympic Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals and memorabilia featured in upcoming auction

Wilbert ‘Skeeter’ McClure’s Gold medal for boxing from the 1960 Rome Games—the same type awarded to Cassius Clay to be featured in Olympic-themed auction

Auction of Autographed ITU Flag to Benefit Nepalese Earthquake Fund

All proceeds from flag signed by 120-plus elite athletes to provide aid relief.

Rare Torches, Medals Highlight Upcoming Olympic Auctions

(ATR) A torch from the Albertville Games is one of many rare items headed to the block.

Rare Squaw Valley Torch, Chamonix Ticket Up for Auction

(ATR) Also: “Howlingly rare” London gold medal donated to charity auction.

Olympic Hall of Fame Auction Offers/ Offres aux enchres du Temple de la renomme olympique

New Olympic Collectors Group Forms in Lausanne

(ATR) The Association Internationale des Collectioneurs Olympique will hold its inaugural meeting on Thursday.

Stockholm Torch Fetches Record Price

(ATR) A 1956 Stockholm torch fetched the second-highest price for an Olympic torch at auction.

Sochi Adds Pro Hockey to Legacy Portfolio

(ATR) Also: Sochi 2014 begins shipping memorabilia to Lausanne for the Olympic Museum.

Scarce Torch, "Miracle" Medal Among Collectibles On Block

(ATR) A 1956 Stockholm torch and a gold medal from the 1980 U.S. men's hockey team are featured in upcoming auctions.

Bach Reacts to Ukraine; IOC Fair Back in Lausanne

(ATR) IOC president reacts to violence in Ukraine ... World Olympic Collectors Fair set for Lausanne in May.

Bidding Clears $300K for Owens Medal

(ATR) How much to own a piece of history? One auction house is taking bids until Saturday on a gold medal won by Jesse Owens in 1936.

Olympic History Hits Auction Block

(ATR) November is auction month for Olympic memorabilia. Desirable and inspirational items, including a 1936 gold medal won by Jesse Owens, are featured in six worldwide sales.

HRH Gets Madrid Bid Book; Record Heat Down Under; Olympic Medal Tops Auction

(ATR) Prince Felipe backs Madrid 2020 ... Extreme temperatures force change at Australian Youth Olympic Festival ... Chamonix silver up for sale ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

Czech NOC Elections; Bulgarian Medalist Pensions; Auctions Update

(ATR) Czech Olympic Committee elects new president ... Bulgaria approves lifetime pensions for Olympic medalists ... Denis Oswald retires from teaching ... Beckham torch up for grabs ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

Zero Medals Raises Questions in Israel; World Cup Will Pave Way for Games, Says Minister

(ATR) IOC member in Israel says more government involvement not the answer ... Brazil’s deputy sports minister says timeline will benefit Rio 2016 ... London torch, auto racing plaque from Paris 1900 up for auction ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

Obstacles for Olympic Pin Trading

(ATR) Olympic pin traders in London complain of harassment by security, a ban on selling pins and fewer swaps with the public because of the high cost of acquiring souvenir pins. ATR's Karen Rosen reports.

Olympic Auction in London

(ATR) Competition was intense at an auction of Olympic memorabilia Tuesday, with winners’ medals and items with a strong British provenance among the most coveted.

World Olympic Collectors' Fair Celebrates Athens Roots

(ATR) After the Olympic flame departs Athens, the spirit will remain at the 18th World Collectors’ Fair, continuing through Sunday at the historic Zappeion Megaron.

Pin Points - 100 Days to Go; Spiridon Louis Cup; Upcoming Shows, Auctions

(ATR) One-of-a-kind trophy awarded to Spiridon Louis for winning the first Olympic marathon fetches a record price  ... London 2012's countdown pins prove popular ...More from ATR memorabilia expert Karen Rosen in this edition of Pin Points ...