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May 14 - Some of you may have spotted the two Olympic Torch Relay logo pins that have been listed on eBay and appeared at a retailer. These pins will be officially released this week to coincide with the start of the torch relay in the UK.
May 2 - A new series of pins has been announced today and they all feature the popular Union Flag theme. The first are a set of 3 flag/logo pins pairing the Union Flag with the Olympic Games logo in white and flag colours and also with the Paralympic Game slog in white.
April 23 - Thanks to two readers for pointing out a promotion by worldwide sponsor P&G. The company are offering the chance to earn points when you buy their products. These points which can be used to buy Olympics themed rewards. Each £1 you spend earns 4 points and 40 points will get you a pin badge.
April 18 - The original Faith pins that were thought to have been completely allocated and sold out are now available in very limited numbers at your favourite retailers. We have no word on the numbers that have been released, but there are not many. Contact your preferred retailer as soon as you can to secure your pin!
April 18 - The US licensee for London 2012 pins, Aminco, have announced more pins that will be released in May. The majority of these spins continue the mascot sports series, but there are a couple of pins showing ceremonial carriages too.
April 4 - For those of you collecting the IOC poster pins, you will be pleased to know that the last 3 are on their way. Pins 741, 744 and 745 showing the posters for 1936 and 1956 will be available soon.
At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Iranian judoka Arash Miresmaeili was disqualified for weighing in at nearly four pounds above the limit for his weight class of his under-66 kilograms match against an Israeli opponent Ehud Vaks in the first round. It was claimed Miresmaeili had gone on an eating binge to protest the International Olympic Committee's recognition of the state of Israel. Iran does not recognise the state of Israel, and Miresmaeili's actions won praise from high-ranking Iranian officials. Mohammad Khatami, the country's President at the time, was quoted as saying Miresmaili's actions would be "recorded in the history of Iranian glories". He was later awarded $125,000 by the Government - the same amount given to Olympic gold medallists.
The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England. We are responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels; from grass roots through to the professional game, The FA Cup and the England International teams, and has two core assets: Wembley Stadium and St George's Park. Lead The FA's relationship with Government and enhance the reputation of The FA politically, building credibility and trust amongst all political stakeholders, combating possible regulatory interference and seeking improved financial and other support from the public sector.
A century ago this week, the 1920 Olympics opened in Antwerp. The First World War and the Spanish flu pandemic meant putting on the Games was a massive challenge and, as Philip Barker reports, there are parallels with the huge task of re-organising Tokyo 2020.