1984 Summer Olympic Games Poster

1984 Summer Olympic Games Poster

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Poster with a white ground and a blue rectangle with two white "Stars-In-Motion" and yellow text "'84 [/] Olympic Villages [/] UCSB." This was given to the donor, Marla Lind, an official hostess at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California.
The 1984 Summer Olympics, also known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad were held in Los Angeles, California with 140 countries participating. These Games were boycotted by fourteen countries, including the Soviet Union because of America’s boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics due to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. American Carl Lewis won four gold medals in track and field while Joan Benoit won gold for the U.S. in the first women’s marathon. Mary Lou Retton dominated women’s gymnastics becoming the first American to win the gymnastics all-around competition and the American men won the gold in the gymnastics team competition. With the addition of women’s only events of rhythmic gymnastics and synchronized swimming and the addition of women’s events in track and field, shooting and cycling, women athletes were just beginning to see results from Title IX legislation of twelve years prior. The United States won the medal count with 174.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
poster
date made
1984
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 35 in x 22 in; 88.9 cm x 55.88 cm
ID Number
1984.0943.17.3
accession number
1984.0943
catalog number
1984.0943.17.3
Credit Line
Marla Ann Lind
subject
Sports
Olympics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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