European Special Olympics medal, 2004

European Special Olympics medal, 2004

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Description (Brief)
European Special Olympics medal with a yellow and blue ribbon made in 2004. The front of the medal depicts the Special Olympics logo and BIH printed in black.
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.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, special olympics
special olympics medal
date made
2004
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
ribbon (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18 in x 1 in x 2 in; 45.72 cm x 2.54 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
2017.0331.14
accession number
2017.0331
catalog number
2017.0331.14
subject
Special Olympics
Disabilities
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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