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The Olympic medals presented at the London 2012 Olympics are not only valuable in terms of athlete glory, they also happen to be the most expensive Olympic medals in history.

The eight tonnes of gold, silver and copper sourced from mines in Mongolia and Utah which are now under security watch at the Tower of London represent the largest-ever haul used to make Olympic medals, according to AFP.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has officially become the world’s most expensive player in football history after the Sweden international completed his £31 million transfer from AC Milan to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

Ibrahimovic is the French Ligue 1 side’s third major signing for summer and has sealed the deal by undergoing a medical at a Paris hospital yesterday, according to the Daily Mail.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic it set to become the world’s most expensive player in football history after French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG)’s £51 million joint bid for the AC Milan striker and Brazil defender Thialgo Silva.

According to Daily Mail, the 27-year-old Brazilian is likely to decline the transfer offer, but if the £32 million part of the bid belonging to Ibrahimovic goes ahead, it would mean the 30-year-old Swede would become the world’s most expensive footballer, at a total cost of almost £150 million in transfer fees.

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Chelsea won its first-ever Champions League after beating Bayern Munich in a dramatic penalty shoot-out at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.

Didier Drogba scored the equalising spot-kick to bring Chelsea level on points, 1-1, with Bayern Munich. Bayern’s Thomas Muller scored the opening goal just five minutes earlier.

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A crowd of almost 100,000 avid Manchester City fans gathered in the streets of Manchester to paint the town blue in a victory parade for the new Premier League champions.

And they certainly had cause to celebrate – Manchester City won their first title since 1968 after a dramatic 3-2 win over QPR on Sunday.

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Chelsea have completed the signing of Gary Cahill from Bolton Wanderers for a fee of around £7 million.

According to the BBC, the 26-year-old centre-half passed a medical last Saturday, before attending Chelsea’s 1-0 Premier League win over Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.

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Italian Serie A club Inter Milan have made a €25 million euro bid for Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, but reports claim the offer is unlikely to meet City’s valuation for the Argentine striker.

“Our offer is 25m euros – now it depends on them whether they accept,” said Inter president Massimo Moratti after their 1-0 win over AC Milan, according to the BBC.

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Former world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier has died aged 67 after a brief battle with liver cancer.

Also known as Smokin’ Joe, Frazier is best-known as being the first man to beat Muhammad Ali in 1971.

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A 100-year-old British man has become the world’s oldest marathon runner after finishing a race in Canada.

Indian-born Fauja Singh, from east London, ran the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in eight hours, 25 minutes and 16 seconds – finshing in 3,850th place, ahead of five other competitors.

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Arsenal have completed the signing of Brazilian international defender Andre Santos from Turkish club Fenerbahce for £6.2 million.

According to the BBC, the 28-year-old has signed a long-term contract at Emirates Stadium and will wear the number 11 shirt.

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