Banner, venue decoration, Olympic Games, Sydney, 2000, polyester, logo designed by Pierre de Courbetin, France, 1896, made c. 2000, used at the Olympic Games, Sydney, 2000

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000.

This vertical banner was designed by the Look of the Games Committee to decorate one of the indoor venues for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Its design features the logo of the International Olympic Committee, the Olympic rings, against a white background. Thousands of banners decorated Olympic venues and the city of Sydney during the Games, serving to unify public areas through their shared visual theme.

French educator, Baron Pierre de Courbetin, conceived of the International Olympic Committ...

Summary

Object No.

2001/84/577

Physical Description

Banner, venue decoration, Olympic Games, Sydney, 2000, polyester, logo designed by Pierre de Courbetin, France, 1896, made c. 2000, used at the Olympic Games, Sydney, 2000

Banner, polyester, rectangular, white with 5 coloured Olympic rings. Open hem at top and bottom and 3 eyelets either side

Dimensions

Width

905 mm

Production

Notes

This banner was designed by the Look of the Games Committee to decorate one of the indoor venues for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It features the IOC logo, the Olympic rings, that Pierre de Courbetin designed in 1896 in France.

Though this polyester banner does not feature a manufacturer's label, it was probably made in Sydney in 2000.

Made

2000

History

Notes

The banner was used from 16 September to 1 October 2000 to decorate one of the indoor venues for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Made for and owned by the Olympic Coordination Authority/Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, and donated to the Powerhouse Museum after the Games.

Source

Credit Line

Part of the Sydney 2000 Games Collection Gift of the New South Wales Government, 2001

Acquisition Date

5 October, 2001

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Banner, venue decoration, Olympic Games, Sydney, 2000, polyester, logo designed by Pierre de Courbetin, France, 1896, made c. 2000, used at the Olympic Games, Sydney, 2000 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 January 2018, <https://ma.as/501203>

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