Badge for Israeli Olympic team from the Sydney Olympics

Made by Zechovoy in Jerusalem, Israel, 2000.

This badge has significance as an example of items brought to Australia by foreign teams competing at the Sydney Olympic Games, which were held from 15 September to 1 October 2000. It comes from a small group of objects presented to the Powerhouse Museum by the Israeli team at the Sydney Olympic Games. Each incorporates graphic elements of the Sydney 2000 Games logo or other symbols of Australia. It illustrates how an overseas team brought to Australia souvenir products that carry applications a...

Summary

2007/199/4
Metal badge or pin. Rectangular metal face with detachable gold metal fastener at back. Reverse side is gold in colour. Front has cream background with Olympic rings at top, the word 'Israel', some Hebrew text, the logo of the Sydney Games, and another set of Olympic rings at the bottom.

Dimensions

27 mm
11 mm
8 mm

Production

Made in Israel by the badge maker Zechovoy.
Zechovoy 2000

History

This badge was part of a small group of souvenirs left as a gift to the Powerhouse Museum by visiting members of the Israeli team at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Dr Kevin Fewster, then Director of the Museum, passed these objects to the curator for acquisition.
2000

Source

Gift of Dr Kevin Fewster AM, 2007
6 December, 2007

Cite this Object

Badge for Israeli Olympic team from the Sydney Olympics 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 November 2017, <https://ma.as/374622>
{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/374622 |title=Badge for Israeli Olympic team from the Sydney Olympics |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=17 November 2017 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
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