Team USA Ice Hockey medallion for the Nagano Winter Olympic Games, 1998

Description (Brief):

Silver colored medallion enclosed in original packaging. Packaging is red, white and blue with blue and white lettering - "GENERAL MILLS PROUD SPONSOR U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM [/] ICE HOCKEY". The medallion depicts the American flag in the background and a hockey player in the foreground - "NAGANO 1998 [/] USA [/] HOCKEY".

Description (Brief)

The 1998 Winter Olympics, also known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad were held in Nagano, Japan with 72 countries, 1,389 men and 787 women athletes participating. American figure skater Tara Lipinski became the youngest gold medalist in Olympic history at 15. Snowboarding was included at these Games with American Shannon Dunn becoming the first American to win a medal in the sport, taking the bronze in the Women’s giant slalom. Speed skating athletes could use clap skates for the first time at these Games, setting twelve Olympic and five World records. Germany won the medal count with 29 with the Americans taking fifth place with 13.

Date Made: 1998

Maker: General Mills Cereals

Location: Currently not on view

Related Event: Olympic Winter Games: Nagano, 1998

Subject: Sports, Olympics, Amateur, Collectors

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2008.3038.32Nonaccession Number: 2008.3038Catalog Number: 2008.3038.32

Object Name: Set of pinsmedallionmedallion, olympic

Physical Description: metal (overall material)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10 cm x 8 cm; 3 15/16 in x 3 1/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1343606

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