Daley Thompson launches limited edition medallion

06 June 2012 / 10:00

Olympian Daley Thompson’s medallion made by The Royal Mint went on sale today aiming to raise funds in support of British athletes at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond.

The medallion, one of 12 released to commemorate some of Britain’s greatest Olympians and Paralympians, depicts Daley’s winning moment from Los Angeles in 1984, when he won gold in the decathlete.

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If you buy a medallion you are in with a chance to win:

  • One of 500 pairs of Olympic tickets including athletics, equestrian, boxing and swimming
  • Once in a lifetime experiences with Team GB and ParalympicsGB, including tickets to the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Paralympic Games, a trip to the Team GB house and a visit to the official Team GB prep camp
  • Signed merchandise including caps signed by Sir Steve Redgrave CBE, tops signed by Dame Kelly Holmes MBE (mil) or medallion folders signed by all 12 of The Legend Collection athletes.

The medallions, which showcase 12 Great British Olympic and Paralympic winning moments from past Games, can be purchased for £2 each from BP’s forecourts across the country. Also available from BP forecourts are limited edition medallion collection folders which can be kept as a keepsake for years to come.

Daley comments:

“It is great to have my Olympic achievements immortalised in my very own medallion, so I hope you will go out and buy it. By collecting the whole set you can help support Team GB at the London 2012 Games and beyond.”

All profits from the sale of the Our Greatest Team Legends Collection will directly support Team GB and ParalympicsGB to help aspiring athletes deliver their best performance at London 2012 and beyond.

For more information about the Our Greatest Team Legends Collection and how you can start collecting the limited edition medallions, visit www.bp.com/medallions