London 2012 memorabilia: Mary Poppins Opening Ceremony hat to 13k signed Bradley Wiggins torch

Now YOU can own a piece of Olympic history as Games memorabilia – including 13,000 signed Bradley Wiggins torch – goes up for auction | UPDATED: 13:38 GMT, 13 August 2012 It's the eBay-style sale offering you the chance to get yourself a piece of Olympic history as items ranging from a peasant girl’s outfit worn in the Opening Ceremony to the Wembley goal netting go up for grabs.

War Horse author on the childhood heroes behind his stories for Olympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville

My Olympian challenge: The War Horse author on the childhood heroes behind his stories for Olympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville | UPDATED: 21:30 GMT, 11 May 2012 There are two wondrous events I remember as a young boy: Hillary and Tenzing climbing Everest in 1953, and in 1954 Roger Bannister running the first sub-four-minute mile. I’ve never run a mile – competitively, that is – nor have I ever climbed a mountain: a few tors on Dartmoor has been my limit.