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  • Adidas Olympiad Pullover London
  • Adidas Olympiad Pullover London
  • Adidas Olympiad Pullover London
  • Adidas Olympiad Pullover London

Adidas Olympiad Pullover London

$220.00
  • Item Number:vintage-187
  • Condition:NDS (Near Dead Stock)
This is an Adidas pullover for the Olympics games that have taken place in London. The front of the sweatshirt commemorates the Games of the IV Olympiad (1908 Summer Olympics) which was the first to apply "standard rules" for sports and to use a selection of judges from different countries rather than just from the host nation. These were also the first games to feature Winter sports with figure skating being the first. The U.S. track team won the relay and John Taylor (part of the team) became the first African American to win an Olympic gold medal. The back of this piece commemorates the Games of the XIV Olympiad (1948 Summer Olympics) which also took place in London. These games were very memorable due to the fact that there hadn't been Olympics since 1936 (12 years) due to World War II conflicts. Germany and Japan were not invited to participate in these Olympics and the U.S. took home 84 medals (38 gold) while the host United Kingdom totaled 24 medals (3 gold). Many refer to this competition as the "Austerity Games" because of the post-war economic situation. This piece holds much history at both ends and is a great piece of vintage made by Adidas. Do not miss out on this amazing item.
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This is an Adidas pullover for the Olympics games that have taken place in London. The front of the sweatshirt commemorates the Games of the IV Olympiad (1908 Summer Olympics) which was the first to apply "standard rules" for sports and to use a selection of judges from different countries rather than just from the host nation. These were also the first games to feature Winter sports with figure skating being the first. The U.S. track team won the relay and John Taylor (part of the team) became the first African American to win an Olympic gold medal. The back of this piece commemorates the Games of the XIV Olympiad (1948 Summer Olympics) which also took place in London. These games were very memorable due to the fact that there hadn't been Olympics since 1936 (12 years) due to World War II conflicts. Germany and Japan were not invited to participate in these Olympics and the U.S. took home 84 medals (38 gold) while the host United Kingdom totaled 24 medals (3 gold). Many refer to this competition as the "Austerity Games" because of the post-war economic situation. This piece holds much history at both ends and is a great piece of vintage made by Adidas. With the 2012 Olympics going back to London this would be the perfect item to wear during the games. Do not miss out on this amazing item.
  • Adidas Olympiad Pullover London
  • Adidas Olympiad Pullover London
  • Adidas Olympiad Pullover London
  • Adidas Olympiad Pullover London