Official's badge, 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games

Object Type
Trophies and awards/Badge
Date Used
Nov 1956-Dec 1956
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Object Detail

Brief Description
A Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games badge issued to Assistant Team Manager of Australia, Tom Wigley. The gold gilt with white enamelled border on the badge, and the multi-striped Olympic ribbon attached below symbolise Wigley's high official position at the 1956 Games. The badge features the emblem of the 1956 Games, of a flaming torch above a map of Australia, with the Olympic Rings across the centre. Inscription within the white border reads: OLYMPIC GAMES/MELBOURNE 1956. As well as the Olympic ribbon for officials, a green ribbon is also attached to the badge. On the back of the badge is the engraved number: 207.
0 - Whole: H: 130 W: 30 D: 5mm (H: 5 1/8 W: 1 3/16 D: 3/16")
Date Used
Nov 1956-Dec 1956
Place Used
In storage
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Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Tom J Wigley.


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