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Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
overall: 9 1/2 in; x 24.13 cm
Object Name:
soccer ball
ball, soccer
soccer ball, olympics
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Description (Brief):
Adidas soccer ball autographed by the gold medal Women's National Soccer team from the 2012 Olympics. The U.S. Women's National team won the first ever Women's World Cup in 1991 and again in 1999, 2015, and 2019 and are currently ranked number one in the world by the FIFA Women's World Rankings. The team is considered the most successful in international play winning the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup and four Olympic women's gold medals in 1996, 2004, 2008 and 2012.
The 2012 Summer Olympics, also known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad were held in London, England with 204 countries, 5,992 men and 4,776 women athletes participating. With the inclusion of women’s boxing, these Games became the first with female competitors in every sport and the first at which each country entered, had a female representative. Women’s boxing debuted and mixed doubles in tennis was held for the first time since the 1924 Games. American Michael Phelps won his 22nd medal making him the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time. Every athlete to win a medal at these Games was drug tested and as of 2017, 31 medals had been rescinded due to doping. The United States won the medal count with 104.
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Related event:
Olympic Summer Games: London, 2012  Search this
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History