Champion sponsor pin from the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games

Description (Brief)
Champion sponsor pin from the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games and given to Hinda Miller. MIller was a clothing designer and long distance runner who solved the problem of having sore breasts after running by inventing the jog bra which has evolved into the sports bra as we know it today. The Jogbra was the first example of the garments now known generally as sports bras, an industry that has grown in direct proportion to the increased participation of women in athletics generally since 1977.
Olympic pin collecting began as early as 1900 and gained momentum at the 1936 Games. Through the 1960s pin trading was on the upswing but really took off at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games with sponsor's becoming more prevalent. Coca-Cola set up a pin trading area at the Calgary Games which gave a boost to the hobby which is still a big part of the Olympic experience.
Location
Currently not on view
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in; 3.81 cm
ID Number
2013.0322.10
accession number
2013.0322
catalog number
2013.0322.10
subject
Sports
Olympics
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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