Olympic rings from 2000 Games sold after being found in shed

The five massive rings from the Sydney Harbour Bridge that were the focal point of celebrations during the 2000 Olympics have been sold for $17,000.

The rings, measuring 230 by 130 feet and weighing 110,000 pounds, had been in a storage shed south of Sydney. When a businessman, Bernard Maas, recently bought the shed, he discovered the rings inside.

On the eBay auction site, the rings attracted 17 bids topped by a man in Sydney’s Pyrmont, an inner-city suburb near the harbor.

Maas on Thursday said the man, whose named was not released, “put a bid in and ended up winning … he was having a bit of a chuckle and wasn’t too sure what he was going to do.”

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