On View
Sports Gallery
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
Issued by
International Olympic Committee, Swiss, founded 1894
Used by
Manuel, Simone, American, born 1996
ink on paper, plastic , metal and synthetic fiber
H x W (plastic cover with credentials): 7 5/16 × 4 3/4 in. (18.6 × 12.1 cm)
H x W x D (overall): 25 1/2 × 4 3/4 × 1 1/4 in. (64.8 × 12.1 × 3.2 cm)
Olympic credentials used by Simone Manuel.
The ID badge features a rectangular headshot of Simone Manuel on the proper right side. To her left is reads [Rio 2016] with the Rio Olympic logo above it and the five Olympic rings below. There is a green rectangle with white text which reads [Aa]. On the bottom right corner of the photo there is a silver Rio 2016 sticker which reads [Rio 2016 / TM RIO 2016] and [Official Accreditation]. Below the photo there is black text which reads [Simone MANUEL / ATHLETE / ATLETA / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / ESTADOS UNIDOS DA AMÉRICA]. Below the text there is an Olympic ring logo, a symbol of a form, plate, and knife, the letters “TA”, the letters “CDM”, and a barcode with numbers above it. There are more letter combinations below. There is a blue rectangle at the bottom with white numbers and letters inside. There is a curvy design on the background of the badge.
On the back of the badge there are three paragraphs with rules and guidelines. Each paragraph is in a different language. There is another photo with Simone Ashley Manuel with text and symbols. The bottom has the same blue rectangle as the front, with “A”, “2”, and “R” in white text.
The credentials ID badge is in a clear plastic sleeve. The plastic has a small, thin cutout at the top. There are two holes at the top, one on either side. There are two metal clips, one in each of the holes. The clips are attached to a dark green lanyard. The two fabric lanyard straps are attached by a black plastic snap-in clip at the top. There are yellow curved line patterns on the lanyard. There is also white text which reads [Rio 2016] and [Atos]. There are also Olympic rings in white.
Place used
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Latin America, South America
Collection title
Simone Manuel Collection
U.S. History, 2001-
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Simone Ashley Manuel
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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