Furniture from the Olympic Village up for sale

Fancy yourself a bit of Olympic history? Maybe you want a diving judge’s chair, the furniture from an athlete’s bedroom or even a London 2012 branded reception desk? Or do you want one of the hundreds of beds slept in my athlete’s like Jessica Ennis, Usain Bolt or Mo Farah? Personally I want to set up a press mixed zone in my living room for any media events I might be holding at my house. Also I want an Olympic bean bag and and Olympic chaise lounge and an Olympic parasol and an Olympic extension lead and… and… maybe I’m getting a little overexcited.

London Major Boris Johnson enjoys one of the hundreds of beds now for sale. (Photo: EPA)

Rambler Furniture are the official providers of furniture for the Olympic village and also worked for the IOC (International Olympic Committee) for the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 games. Even though the Olympic Games doesn’t finish until Sunday 12th August you can already purchase over a million different items on the company’s web store.

One of the many options on the Remains of the Games website.

The company seem to be subtly aware that many purchases will be made by people like me who have spent the entire morning browsing the website and getting over excited about a chair that “will carry a label identifying that it has been used at London 2012 Olympics”. The website coyly notes that “All the products were Brand New, and will have been used on average for about 14 days” and has an entire category of items listed as “conversation pieces”.

So what piece of the games would you want to see in the Remains of the Games catalog? Kenneth Branagh’s top hat? A seat from the Olympic stadium’s temporary tiers? Or maybe Tom Daley’s towel?

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