The Ten Best: Olympic Accessories

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‘Team spirit’ will keep us buoyant on global challenge

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Things to make life better and easier for you.

1 PURE Evoke Mio UJ – £149.99 from

This most patriotic of radios has a leather-effect front and carry handle, adding a touch of class to its colourful display. With up to 30 digital or FM presets, it is a fine addition to your kitchen this summer.

2 Micro Scalextric Velodrome – £46.66 from

You can leave the Lycra well alone yet still indulge in the high-speed pursuit that is Olympic cycling with this fine slot racing set.

3 Olympic Union Jack back pack, £10, from Matalan.

Wear your colours with pride with this patriotic rucksack.

Matalan has plenty of Team GB-themed clothing and accessories for those who want to get into the London 2012 spirit.

4 London Calling sweater, £40 from Paul’s Boutique.

Cult brand Paul’s Boutique is clearly excited about the Olympic Games – its quirky take on supportive accessories will keep you looking sporty and stylish.

5 Lego Team GB minifigures – £1.99 each at

Lego has launched this fine-looking line-up of sportspeople in celebration of Team GB.

With nine to collect in the special edition range, each one optimistically sports a gold medal.

6 Oven gloves, £6 from Sainsbury’s.

Here’s one for those who want to show their support no matter what they’re doing. Bearing the distinctive Olympic logo, these mitts are for the truly sporting.

7 Historic collection T-shirt, £18 from Next.

Looking for something a little bit retro? This classic T-shirt collection will be right up your street.

8 Spray chalk – £5.95 each from

Available in patriotic red, white and blue, plus three other colours, this new artist material is sweeping the nation.

Create your own masterpieces and temporary signs on a range of surfaces, and afterwards the chalk scrubs away in moments.

9 Team GB Top Trumps – £3.99 from

A superb way to get into the spirit of the Olympics, play the addictive game of Top Trumps and learn all about our top athletes as you aim for gold at home.

10 Team GB Racing Scooter – £39.99 from

With 200mm wheels, it’s super-quick and offers a smooth ride. You’ll never want to take public transport again.