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United States Olympic Committee pin

United States Olympic Committee pin

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Description (Brief)
United States Olympic Committee pin. 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pin, olympic
olympic pin
date made
2003
Physical Description
enamel (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 4 in; 7.62 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
2014.3013.233
nonaccession number
2014.3013
catalog number
2014.3013.233
subject
Sports
Olympics
Olympic Winter Games: Salt Lake City, 2002
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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