2012 London Olympic Village Guide

2012 London Olympic Village Guide

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Description (Brief)
Olympic Village Guide booklet issued to athletes attending the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Cover is purple paper and features a picture of Wenlock, the 2012 London Olympic mascot. Guide is written in English starting on one side of the booklet and in French starting on the opposite side.
The 2012 Summer Olympics, also known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad were held in London, England with 204 countries, 5,992 men and 4,776 women athletes participating. With the inclusion of women’s boxing, these Games became the first with female competitors in every sport and the first at which each country entered, had a female representative. Women’s boxing debuted and mixed doubles in tennis was held for the first time since the 1924 Games. American Michael Phelps won his 22nd medal making him the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time. Every athlete to win a medal at these Games was drug tested and as of 2017, 31 medals had been rescinded due to doping. The United States won the medal count with 104.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
booklet
booklet, olympics
used date
2012-07-27 to 2012-08-12
user
Lea, Bobby
referenced; used
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
purple (cover color)
paper (overall material)
white (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/4 in x 4 in; 20.955 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
2012.0213.05
catalog number
2012.0213.05
accession number
2012.0213
subject
Olympics
Sports
Olympic Summer Games: London, 2012
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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