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2001/84/329 Beach volleyball, style VLS200, water-repellent composite material /butyl bladder, made by Mikasa sports, Japan c.2000, made for SOCOG, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.. Click to enlarge.

Beach volleyball, style VLS200, water-repellent composite material /butyl bladder, made by Mikasa sports, Japan c.2000, made for SOCOG, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Made
This beach volleyball was manufactured in Japan by Mikasa Sports for use at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Its design, labelled 'VLS200', combines hand stitching, a water-repellent composite material, a butyl bladder, a 67-millimetre diameter and a weight of 325 grams, and is standard for international competition. Its iridescent surface in yellow, white and blue, are designed to increase players' visibility, while its water-repellent material prevents the ball from becoming heavy in wet conditions. The international volleyball federation, 'La Federation Internationale de Volleyball' (FIVB), recognises this as the official style of ball for tournaments.

This example features the Olympic rings, Mikasa logo and 'Sydney 2000' wording, and represents the official branding that identified all SOCOG sports equipment (many athletes used their own equipment at the Games). Branding regulations, including the application of the Sydney 2000 logos and Olympic rings, were described in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Image Guidelines and were overseen by the Sydney 2000 Image Department.

Beach volleyball was played at Bondi Beach from 16 to 26 September 2000. A total of 96 athletes - 24 men's teams and 24 women's teams - competed at the event.

Summary

Object No.

2001/84/329

Object Statement

Beach volleyball, style VLS200, water-repellent composite material /butyl bladder, made by Mikasa sports, Japan c.2000, made for SOCOG, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Physical Description

Ball, volleyball, spherical shape, leather, sewn rectangular panels of alternating white, yellow, white, then blue, yellow, blue for centre panels. Printed black text on yellow panels: " Sydney 2000/ Made of leather/ inflated to 4.5LBS/ 00.300- 0.325kgf/cm2/ Made in Japan/ [black Olympic rings]/ Fivb/ Mikasa/ Official Game Ball of the 1998 World Championships/ and the 2000 Olympic Games". Gold on white background: "MG/ MVL/ Official/ FIVB/ Approved"

Production

Made

Notes

This beach volleyball, design number 'VLS200', combines hand stitching, a water-repellent composite material, a butyl bladder and a 67-millimetre diameter and a weight of 325 grams, and is a standard design for international competition. Its iridescent surface in yellow, white and blue increases players' visibility, and its water-repellent surface prevents the ball from becoming heavy in wet conditions.

This beach volleyball was manufactured in Japan by Mikasa Sports for use at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It is made from a water- repellent composite material, and features hand stitching and a butyl bladder.

History

Notes

Balls identical to this were used at beach volleyball competition during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Competition was at Bondi Beach from 16 to 26 September 2000. It is not know if this ball was actually used or was a spare.

This beach volleyball was made for and owned by the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. It was presented to the Powerhouse Museum by the Olympic Coordination Authority on behalf of the Government of NSW.

Source

Credit Line

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

Acquisition Date

5 October 2001

Cite this Object

Harvard

Beach volleyball, style VLS200, water-repellent composite material /butyl bladder, made by Mikasa sports, Japan c.2000, made for SOCOG, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 October 2020, <https://ma.as/502721>

Wikipedia

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