Team Handball poster for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, California

Team Handball poster for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, California

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Poster for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, California is a color photograph of objects used in the team handball event and marked in yellow and white at the top of the poster, "Team Handball [/] Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad [/] Los Angeles 1984 [/] July 28 - August 12."
The 1984 Summer Olympics, also known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad were held in Los Angeles, California with 140 countries, 5,263 men and 1,566 women athletes 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, summer olympics
poster, olympics
poster
date made
1984
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 18 in; 91.44 cm x 45.72 cm
ID Number
1985.0297.19.05
accession number
1985.0297
catalog number
1985.0297.19.05
Credit Line
Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee (through Carol Daniels)
subject
Sports
Handball
Olympics
Olympic Summer Games: Los Angeles, 1984
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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