This is a vintage Adidas sweatshirt that features a California Ski Team theme. The VIII (8) Winter Olympic Games were hosted by the U.S. and held in Squaw Valley Ski Resort in California on February 18th, 1960. The opening and closing ceremonies were produced by Walt Disney and televised by CBS. There was much political tension surrounding these games due to the Cold War. The U.S. attempted to deny visas to athletes from Communist nations like the Soviet Union, China, Taiwan, North Korea and East Germany but the International Olympic Committee threatened to change the location of the games. The games would continue and the Soviet Union dominated by winning 21 medals (7 gold). This sweatshirt is commemorative of a very important piece of world and Olympic history. Adidas was founded in 1948 by Adolf "Adi" Dassler in Germany after him and his brother Rudolf (founder of Puma) split up their athletic footwear business. Adidas since has become the largest manufacturer of sportswear in Europe and second, only to Nike, in the world. These sweatshirts were very popular in the 1980's but Adidas has stopped making them. This type of Adidas product is extremely rare and difficult to come by in good condition.