Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Go For The Gold

Here are two postcards from the 1984 Summer Olympics that were held in Los Angeles, California.

The Olympic logo, shown on the first postcard, combined a star in motion with the Olympic Rings. The star portrayed the speed and spirit of competition. The Rings represent the union of the five continents, universal brotherhood, and the meeting of athletes from all over the world in a spirit of friendship and fair competition.

The official Mascot of the 1984 Summer Olympics, Sam the Olympic Eagle, is shown on the second card. The mascot expressed the cheerful optimism of the Olympic spirit. As an eagle, Sam also embodied the ideals of the Olympic motto: "Citius, Altius, Fortius" swifter, higher, stronger.

1 comment:

  1. I Love The Innocence of Sam.....although he does look, worryingly, like he was destined for a future in KFC advertising.....


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...