Some Olympic Memorabilia — My Slice of Mexico

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Irene at My Slice of Mexico wonderfully decided to share photos and memories surrounding the Olympics over the years. Any history buff or person with interest in the Olympics (Tokyo’s postponed 2020 Games are now current news) please take a look at this and marvel.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have officially (and finally) started, and that motivated me to organize my small Olympic memorabilia collection … click on title for more

Some Olympic Memorabilia — My Slice of Mexico

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  1. Irene says:

    Thank you for the share, MsJadeLi!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You are most welcome.

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  2. Dave says:

    there was all kinds of stuff in Canada, when I was a kid for the Montreal Olympics (’76 I guess it was). The one thing I did get and think I might still have was some of the coins they put out – there were special Olympic designs on some, and I seem to recall quarters released with various sports that happen in the Olympics on the front.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Very neat, Dave. I remember the world used to watch the Olympics religiously when there were only 3 channels that were free. Now that we have hundreds of channels and pay money, the audience for them seems to have moved on to a great extent.

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  3. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Cool site Lisa…I remember watching them for the first time in 1976 when I was 9

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, especially since Irene is personally connected to each of those pieces. Cool that you remember when you watched your first Olympics 🙂

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        For some reason Lisa… Marc Spitz keeps coming up in my mind but he won those medals in 72 and earlier…maybe they were interviewing him or something in 76 because that is when I found out about him…

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        1. msjadeli says:

          It could be they were visiting winners from the previous Olympics?

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          1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            That was probably it. I also remember that gymnast that won everything.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              The Russian one?

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              1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

                Nadia Comaneci…I had to look her up…yes.
                The other one I remember from the 80s is Mary Lou Retton.

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                1. msjadeli says:

                  Ah yes! I couldn’t remember her name. Was Katerina Witt in this batch also? I remember tiny Mary Lou 🙂

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                  1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

                    Mary Lou was cute as a button… you looked so tiny you could put her in your pocket.
                    Witt I think was with Mary Lou in 84.

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