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1968 Mexico Olympics Running Long Jump Poster (Bob Beamon) - Adidas

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  • 1968 Mexico Olympics Running Long Jump Poster (Bob Beamon) - Adidas

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1968 Mexico Olympics Running Long Jump Poster (Bob Beamon) - Adidas

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Date: 1968
Size:  23.5 x 31.5 inches

 

Original Poster made by Adidas for the 1968 Mexico Olympics. This is a vintage poster and not a reproduction. 

This particular poster, in black and white, commemorates an important moment in Olympic history: "The running long jump, or commonly known as just the long jump, is a popular track and field event. Bob Beamon world record long jump at the 1968 Olympics (8.90 meters/29 feet, 2.5 inches), achieved at the altitude of Mexico City, was one of the great performances in Olympic history. His record survived until 1991 when the distance was surpassed by both Mike Powell (8.95m) and Carl Lewis (8.91m) in the same competition."

Adidas, started in the early 1920s by a man named Adolf Dassler (in his mother's basement, no less) is an enormous German-based multinational sportswear conglomerate.  Although it is a popular urban myth that the name is an acronym for All Day I Dream About Sports, that phrase is a formed from "Adi" (a nickname for Adolf) and "Das" (from "Dassler").

Poster is unlined and in very good condition. Ready to be framed.