Team USA Bobsled medallion for the Nagano Winter Olympic Games, 1998

Team USA Bobsled medallion for the Nagano Winter Olympic Games, 1998

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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 [/] BOBSLED". The medallion depicts the American flag in the background and a bobsled team in the foreground - "NAGANO 1998 [/] USA [/] BOBSLED".
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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Set of pins
medallion, olympic
date made
General Mills Cereals
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall: 10 cm x 8 cm; 3 15/16 in x 3 1/8 in
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Olympic Winter Games: Nagano, 1998
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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