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USA basketball jersey worn by Rebecca Lobo during the 1996 Olympic games

USA basketball jersey worn by Rebecca Lobo during the 1996 Olympic games

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Red, sleeveless basketball jersey worn by the donor, Rebecca Lobo, with the accompanying shorts as the uniform for the United States women's basketball team in Atlanta, Georgia for the 1996 summer Olympic games. Lobo was a member of the University of Connecticut basketball team when they won the National Championships in 1995. After her Olympic appearance she became of member of the WNBA team New York Liberty and went on to play for the Houston Comets and Conneticut Suns.
The 1996 Summer Olympic Games were held in Atlanta, Georgia and marked the first time since 1984 that the United States topped the medal count. These Games saw over 10,000 athletes, from 197 countries, competing in 26 sports, including the debuts of beach volleyball, mountain biking, softball and women’s soccer. This was also the first Games in which American women, who had taken full advantage of Title IX legislation, competed and excelled 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.
Object Name
basketball jersey
Basketball Uniform Jersey
basketball jersey, summer olympics
jersey, basketball
Date made
1996
user
Lobo, Rebecca
maker
Champion
place made
United States: Georgia, Atlanta
Physical Description
fabric, nylon (overall material)
fabric, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 89 cm x 38 cm; 35 1/16 in x 14 15/16 in
overall, flat: 32 in x 25 in; 81.28 cm x 63.5 cm
ID Number
2004.0164.01
accession number
2004.0164
catalog number
2004.0164.01
Credit Line
Rebecca Lobo
subject
Sports
Basketball
Amateur
Olympics
Women
Olympic Summer Games: Atlanta, 1996
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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