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Official match balls of the Olympic Games

 
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Visitors: If you have additional information on any of the official Olympic soccer balls, please contact us!

Click on the following links to get information about that particular Olympic ball:

  • Super Lux Ball from the 1972 Olympics

  • Official Ball from the 1984 Olympics - Tango Sevilla

  • Official Ball from the 1992 Olympics - Etrusco 

  • Official Ball from the 1996 Olympics - Questra Olympia

  • Official Ball from the 2000 Olympics - Gamarada

  • Official Ball from the 2004 Olympics - Pelias

  • Official Ball from the 2008 Olympics - Magnus or Great Wall Star

  • Official Ball from the London 2012 Olympics -The Albert

  • Official Ball from the Brazil 2016 Olympics -The Errejota

OLYMPICS 1996

The triumph of the Questra led to the birth of several new models. For the Olympic football tournament in Atlanta, the ball was given a new image and named the Questra Olympia. The fabled Olympic flame was placed in the trigon as a tribute to the spirit and history of the games.

The ball pictured above is claimed to be USED IN THE FINAL MATCH of the Olympic soccer tournament (3rd august, 1996)

Above two pictures provided by Jacques Barralon

The following information about this ball is from Soccer Ball World Visitor Peter Pesti

ORIGIN:
This particular ball was a present from the gold medalist Nigerian superstar, Jay Jay Okocha, who used to play in Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany) for many years in his early career and he speaks very good German. He took this ball with him after winning the Gold Medal of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games against Argentina. The ball is in a great condition and it was only used once. No one ever has played with it after the final. If you examine the ball closely you can still see some very small old dry grass between the panels on the stitching.

Argentina (2) - Nigeria (3)

IMPORTANCE:
This ball is very special, because it was kicked by superstars; for example, Ortega, Crespo, Almeyda, Simeone and like Okocha, Kanu, Amokachi, Ikpeba, Babayaro in the 1996 Olympic games that was hosted in United States of America. It was also the first time an African team had ever won a world wide international soccer tournament. 


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