European Special Olympics medal, 2004

Description (Brief):

European Special Olympics medal with a yellow and blue ribbon made in 2004. The front of the medal depicts the Special Olympics logo and BIH printed in black.

Description (Brief)

From its beginnings as Camp Shriver in Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s backyard, to the first international games in 1968, Special Olympics has been about giving people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in sport. This participation builds confidence, provides emotional support and offers social opportunities for the athletes and their families. With state chapters and a global presence through its World Games, “Special Olympics is the largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities with 5 million athletes in 170 countries worldwide.”

Date Made: 2004

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Special Olympics, Disabilities

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2017.0331.14Accession Number: 2017.0331Catalog Number: 2017.0331.14

Object Name: medal, special olympicsspecial olympics medal

Physical Description: metal (overall material)ribbon (overall material)Measurements: overall: 18 in x 1 in x 2 in; 45.72 cm x 2.54 cm x 5.08 cm


Record Id: nmah_1862958

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