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Olympic Competitor badge and case from Tokyo 1964 belonging to Marilyn White

Catalog Data

Issued by:
International Olympic Committee, Swiss, founded 1894  Search this
Received by:
Marilyn Elaine White, American, born 1944  Search this
2017.56.9a: metal and cloth;
2017.56.9b: leather with felt interior
H x W (2017.56.9a): 5 1/2 × 1 1/2 × 5/16 in. (14 × 3.8 × 0.8 cm)
H x W (2017.56.9b): 7/8 × 2 3/4 × 7 1/2 in. (2.2 × 7 × 19.1 cm)
cases (containers)
Place used:
Tokyo, Japan, Asia
A 1964 Tokyo Olympic Competitor badge and case. The competitor badge (2017.56.9a) has a metal sun on a square that is gold in color. Below the sun, a green bar has gold colored type that reads: [TOKYO 1964]. The Olympic rings are in between the text. Below the green bar, two orange strips of ribbon is attached to the gold square. A blue bar runs across the orange ribbons and reads: [COMPETITOR]. The orange ribbon continues below the blue bar and ends at a crisscross at the bottom. The back of the badge has a pin and clasp at the top. There is Japanese writing etched on the back of the square. The case (2017.56.9b) is white with a gold design. The front of the case has a gold circle at the top, followed by gold Olympic rings. Below the rings there is gold lettering that reads: [Tokyo 1964]. The case opens at a hinge at the top. The interior has a felt base where the competitor badge rests. The back of the case is blank.
African American  Search this
Olympics  Search this
Sports  Search this
Track and field  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of 1964 Olympic Silver Medalist Marilyn E. White
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Restrictions & Rights:
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture