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LONDON (Reuters) – A shaving company has come to the rescue of a British athlete who put himself up for auction on eBay to secure sponsorship for the London Olympics only to find the winning bidder was a hoax.
Top sprinter James Ellington thought he had raised 32,550 pounds ($ 50,000) through the website after receiving 71 bids from 45 interested parties in an auction that closed in December.
“Going on eBay gave me amazing exposure but unfortunately the winning bidder wasn’t genuine,” the 26-year-old Londoner said in a statement Tuesday.
“Thankfully Will King, the CEO of King of Shaves, stepped in and ‘shaved’ my life.
“I couldn’t be happier the deal has been sorted … now I can focus on winning a medal for Great Britain.”
Ellington, a 100 and 200 meters runner, competed in last year’s world championships in Daegu, South Korea but lost out on Olympic funding after enduring four years of injury problems.
Desperate to be in the running for his home Games, he had set a target of raising 30,000 pounds to provide him with enough to train and pay for travel, accommodation, kit and nutritional support.
In return he had promised to wear the sponsor’s branded kit at every possible opportunity until after the Games which start on July 27.
King, who had contacted Ellington directly through Twitter to ask him to get in touch should the eBay deal fall through, has been involved before in Olympic athlete sponsorship.
In the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics his firm backed Britain’s Kristan Bromley and Shelley Rudman in the men’s and women’s skeleton respectively, with the latter sliding to silver.
(Editing by Tony Jimenez)
LONDON (Reuters) – A top British sprinter desperate to run in his home London Olympics next year has raised 32,550 pounds ($ 50,500) in sponsorship by auctioning himself on eBay.
James Ellington told the BBC he “couldn’t be happier’ after his effort to raise cash to train closed on Saturday with 71 bids from 45 bidders over a 10-day period.
“I didn’t think that many people would bid,” added the 100 and 200 meter runner who competed in this year’s world championships in Daegu.
Ellington, 26, lost out on funding after enduring four years of injury problems, making him the country’s top sprinter without a sponsor ahead of his home Games.
He had set a reserve of 30,000 pounds, which he said would provide him with enough to train and pay for travel, accommodation, kit and nutritional support.
In return for the cash, he had promised to wear the sponsor’s branded kit “at every possible opportunity where appropriate, including at training and press events, until after the 2012 Games.”
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Dave Thompson)
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