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Olympic medals dating to 1896, relay torches from several eras, and other Olympic memorabilia are among the items being auctioned just days before the Tokyo Games.
BOSTON — When the first modern Olympics were held in Athens in 1896, winners did not get gold medals as they will later this month when the Tokyo games get underway. Instead, they got silver, while runners-up got bronze. There were no medals for third place.
One of those exceedingly rare first-place silver medals is for sale in an Olympics-themed auction that opens Thursday.
“Interest is high now with the Tokyo Olympics approaching,” RR Auction Executive Vice President Bobby Livingston said.
The 1896 silver medal is expected to sell for about $ 75,000 given its rarity, Livingston said. Unlike today’s behemoth games with thousands of athletes and hundreds of events, the 1896 Olympiad featured about 250 athletes — all men — from a little more than a dozen nations competing in 10 sports.
A bronze medal from the same year is expected to fetch around $ 40,000.
Unfortunately, who won the medals has been lost to time, Livingston said.
Before the U.S.’s Dream Team of NBA stars dominated the 1992 men’s basketball tournament, there was the almost as dominant 1984 team that featured future NBA stars Michael Jordan, Chris Mullin and Patrick Ewing.
That gold-medal winning team led by former Indiana coach Bobby Knight rolled to an 8-0 record, averaged more than 95 points per game and held their foes to an average of about 63 points per game.
One of those gold medals, with the multi-colored ribbon, is expected to sell for about $ 70,000, RR Auction said.
“Anything from the U.S. basketball team — and the 1980 men’s hockey team — always demands a lot of interest,” Livingston said.
The medal was consigned to the auctioneer by a collector who bought it directly from a member of the team, but exactly who that player is remains confidential, Livingston said.
Some of the other items for sale include a gold medal awarded to Swedish wrestler Ivar Johansson in the 1932 summer games in Los Angeles and a silver won by Bill “Rabbit” Thomson as a member of the Canadian hockey team in the 1936 winter games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany.
The torches for sale include those from the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway; the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid; and the 1976 winter games in Innsbruck, Austria.
One of the more unusual items is a 17-foot wooden kayak used by Rolf Peterson of Sweden to win a gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo games. It will set you back about $ 30,000.
The past few months and weeks have seen shortages across a range of various foods, from Cadbury 99 flakes to Italian tinned tomatoes. The food supply industry has warned that more food shortages are now “inevitable” due to labour shortages.
Worker shortages are being fuelled by European employees returning home due to Brexit and the pandemic, new visas needed for unskilled workers, and the slowing down of the furlough scheme.
The strain on the supply chain is expected to intensify in the coming weeks as workers start to use up to five weeks of their accumulated holiday days while on furlough.
Even though most companies see a diminished workforce during the summer months, this is usually balanced out by an equivalent drop in demand as Britons head abroad.
But with most people staying at home this year, the demand on supply chains is set to be constant.
The British Meat Processors Association said this week that some processors have lost 10 percent of their employees and were now about two weeks away from reducing deliveries to food retailers.
Shaun Leonard, Head of Temperature Controlled Transport at trucking company Turners Soham, said some deliveries to supermarkets have already been cut.
He claimed that “the worst is definitely yet to come”.
“We see it in packhouses [for fruit and vegetables] where you need agency staff to double or triple your workforce depending on the day,” Mr Leonard said.
“We see food manufacturers struggling to find production staff to work the lines.
“Suppliers are having to rationalise the number of product lines as a result.”
However, Andrew Opie, Director of Food & Sustainability at the British Retail Consortium said retailers are aware of the lack of workers and trying their best to fix the problem.
Mr Opie explained retailers were working with suppliers to “ensure that consumers still have the same great selection of fresh produce”.