We had a little something called the “Olympics” not too long ago. Some went to see events, some stayed at home watching tv, and some tried to pay as little attention to the Olympics as possible. Well, it seems VANOC and the IOC aren't finished just yet. They're auctioning off assets from the Olympics to the general public!
“For the first time in the history of the Games, some of the most coveted items used during competition including medal podia, medal trays, pucks, ski gates and more are available for purchase. Own a piece of Olympic history today by bidding on these unique items.”
So why would they auction off these objects? Odds are, VANOC and the IOC reserved the items they truly wanted, and put the rest up on the auction block to squeeze a bit more out of our pockets. Of course, it's nice to have a Team Canada Men's Hockey Stick signed by the entire team, or a Ceremony-used medal tray (going for over $2000 by the way), but you can't help but wonder who is buying. The auction is open internationally, so it's not as if Vancouverites or Canadians have dibs on any of the items.
You can get your Post-Olympic-consumer-whore on at http://stores.shop.ebay.ca/Official-Vancouver-2010-Auction/Store.html