Soccer Ball autographed by the 2012 Women's Olympic Team

Soccer Ball autographed by the 2012 Women's Olympic Team

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Adidas soccer ball autographed by the gold medal Women's National Soccer team from the 2012 Olympics. The U.S. Women's National team won the first ever Women's World Cup in 1991 and again in 1999, 2015, and 2019 and are currently ranked number one in the world by the FIFA Women's World Rankings. The team is considered the most successful in international play winning the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup and four Olympic women's gold medals in 1996, 2004, 2008 and 2012.
The 2012 Summer Olympics, also known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad were held in London, England with 204 countries represented. With the inclusion of women’s boxing, this Games became the first with female competitors in every sport and also the first at which each country entered had a female representative. American Michael Phelps won his 22nd medal making him the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time. The United States won the medal count with 104.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
soccer ball, summer olympics
ball, soccer
date made
2012
maker
Adidas
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 1/2 in; x 24.13 cm
ID Number
2012.0243.01
accession number
2012.0243
catalog number
2012.0243.01
subject
Olympics
Soccer
Sports
Olympic Summer Games: London, 2012
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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