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25th Anniversary Special Olympics Bronze medal, 1993

25th Anniversary Special Olympics Bronze medal, 1993

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Description (Brief)
25th anniversary Special Olympics bronze medal with a yellow and blue ribbon made in 1993. The front of the medal depicts a running figure with "Together We Win" embossed at the top.
From its beginnings as Camp Shriver in Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s backyard, to the first international games in 1968, Special Olympics has been about giving people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in sport. This participation builds confidence, provides emotional support and offers social opportunities for the athletes and their families. With state chapters and a global presence through its World Games, “Special Olympics is the largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities with 5 million athletes in 170 countries worldwide.”
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, special olympics
special olympics medal
date made
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
ribbon (overall material)
overall: 18 1/2 in x 1/4 in x 2 in; 46.99 cm x.635 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Special Olympics
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National Museum of American History
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