THEY were the iconic image of the Sydney Olympics in 2000 - and now the steel Olympic Rings that adorned Sydney Harbour Bridge could be yours.
The five Rings, which measure 70 metres by 40 metres when assembled and weigh a hefty 40 to 50 tonnes, have been listed on eBay, with bids starting at $10,000.
The eBay listing is short and sharp: “The Rings are massive, in good condition and under cover. They could be used for igloo type buildings. Located in Goulburn NSW... Transport can be arranged.”
The vendor told the Goulburn Post that he had emailed the Australian Olympic Committee when he purchased the building the Rings are stored in, but never received a response.
“I bought the building the Rings were made in, but I need the shed space. They’ve got to go,” he said.
“They’re massive things, but structurally they’re in perfect condition. The strip lighting is buggered but other than that they’re fine.”
The Olympic Rings were constructed by Goulburn firm Kermac Engineering and Welding, winning Goulburn national attention when they were lit up in all their glory for the start of the Games.
Since then, they’ve lain dormant in the former Kermac shed.
Over the years, there have been several attempts from community groups to have the Rings mounted over looking the Goulburn bypass, or erected at the Olympic precinct in Homebush. None of these have come to fruition.
Bidding closes at 10.18pm on Wednesday May 13.