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Sign used at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games

Sign used at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games

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Sign used at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games was designed and used by the Postal Service, an Olympic sponsor, during the Games.
The 1996 Summer Olympic Games were held in Atlanta, Georgia and marked the first time since 1984 that the United States topped the medal count. These Games saw over 10,000 athletes, from 197 countries, competing in 26 sports, including the debuts of beach volleyball, mountain biking, softball and women’s soccer. This was also the first Games in which American women, who had taken full advantage of Title IX legislation, competed and excelled in Olympic competition. The women’s gymnastics, soccer, softball and basketball teams all won gold, propelling the US women athletes into the global spotlight and beginning their dominance in Olympic competition. Atlanta benefitted from the Games as Centennial Olympic Park led to the revitalization of the downtown area and the Olympic Village became residence housing for area universities.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sign, olympics
sign
date made
1996
Physical Description
cardboard (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 8 in x 1/8 in; 35.56 cm x 20.32 cm x.3175 cm
ID Number
2018.3010.362
nonaccession number
2018.3010
catalog number
2018.3010.362
subject
Olympics
Amateur
Olympic Summer Games: Atlanta, 1996
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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