Dial sponsor pin created for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games

Description (Brief):

Dial sponsor pin created for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games. 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.

Description (Brief)

The 1996 Summer Olympic Games, also known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad were held in Atlanta, Georgia with 197 countries, 6,797 men and 3,523 women athletes participating. These Games saw the debuts of beach volleyball, mountain biking, softball, and women’s soccer. These Games also saw the American women, who had taken full advantage of Title IX legislation, excel in Olympic competition. The women’s gymnastics, soccer, softball and basketball teams all won gold, propelling the US women athletes into the global spotlight and beginning their dominance in Olympic competition. Atlanta benefitted from the Games as Centennial Olympic Park led to the revitalization of the downtown area and the Olympic Village became residence housing for area universities. These games marked the first time since 1984 that the United States topped the medal count with 101.

Date Made: 1996

Location: Currently not on view

Level Of Sport: AmateurWeb Subject: CollectorsSportsName Of Sport: OlympicsRelated Event: Olympic Summer Games: Atlanta, 1996


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2008.3038.20Accession Number: 2008.3038Catalog Number: 2008.3038.20

Object Name: pin, olympicolympic pinpin, summer olympics

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3.2 cm x 2 cm; 1 1/4 in x 13/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-b6f4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1343594

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