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Object Name: Button
Date: 2003
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Medium: Metal, enamel
Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/4 x 1/2 in. ( 3.2 x 1.3 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Rectangular metal pin-back button with brightly colored enamels, "NYC 2012/THE RACE IS ON/July 15, 2003"
Credit Line: Gift of Jan S. Ramirez
Object Number: 2003.82
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This pin was distributed to "friends" of NYC2012 to be worn in support of the 2012 Olympic Games being held in New York City. On July 15, 2003, the city officially entered the international competition against other world-class cities including Havana, Istanbul, Leipzig, London, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, and Rio de Janeiro.