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Coca-Cola sponsor pin created for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games

Coca-Cola sponsor pin created for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games

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Coca-Cola 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.
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pin, olympic
olympic pin
date made
1996
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 cm x 2.2 cm; 1 9/16 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
2008.3038.27
nonaccession number
2008.3038
catalog number
2008.3038.27
subject
Amateur
Collectors
Sports
Olympics
Olympic Summer Games: Atlanta, 1996
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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