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Buy Olympics Memorabilia at the official US Olympics Shop

July 26th, 2008 · No Comments · US Olympic Shop, USA Olympics

The Summer Olympics are less than two weeks away! A few weeks ago, we highlighted 10 great Olympics souvenirs for sale at the official shop for USA Olympic Team.

Well, since then they’ve added more great stuff. And of course, proceeds go to help support athletes who will be competing in Beijing in two weeks, as well as up-and-coming athletes who represent our country!

Here are some of my favorites:

1. 2008 Olympic Basketball Dream Team Jerseys: Since 1992 when professionals first started playing in the Olympics, USA Basketball games were usually one-sided affairs with the Team USA easily trouncing its opponents. but in 2004 in Athens, the US Team suffered its first wake-up call, suffering a devastating bronze-medal finish, losing to Argentina in the semi-final round. Three things had happened: the US team had not had enough time to build chemistry and gel as a team, some of the players were still young and not yet seasoned, and the world had caught up in terms of its competitiveness.

This year, things will be different. In an interview with LeBron James, he said that this year’s the players are really working together as a team, and that things are must different than they were in 2004. The team is probably one of the most exciting assemblages of talent in recent history. You can show your support for the USA and for your favorite player by getting one of these official jerseys of LeBron Jamesicon, Kobe Bryanticon, Dwight Howardicon, Amare Stoudemireicon, Jason Kiddicon, Carmelo Anthonyicon, and Dwane Wadeicon.


2. Basketball Shorts. Since we’ve talked all about basketball jerseys, let’s move on to basketball shorts! These are the official shorts as worn by the players of USA basketball on the court. They’re made by Nike, and are great to wear to root on the team, as well as for shooting around yourself. Choose from red basketball shortsicon and white basketball shorts.

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3. Official Team USA Olympic Flag. Whether you fly it from a flagpole or hang it on a wall, this Flagicon is a great way to show your support for Team USA. It’s emblazoned with the letters “USA”, and contains the five Olympic rings.


Here are some interesting facts. The five rings represent the five continents of the world, and the reason for choosing the five colors is because at least one of the five colors is represented in the flag of every nation in the world.

4. Beautiful Handcrafted Jade Necklace. Here’s a very special gift for the lucky lady in your life. This Olympics Jade Necklaceicon is handcrafted and plated in 24 karat gold. Its design is inspired by Olympic medals, and contains real jade, which is of course one of the most popular precious stones in China.


5. Official Medal Stand Jackets. When you watch the first Olympic medal being awarded to an US Olympian, watch to see if they’re wearing this medal stand jacket. These are the official jackets created by Nike for the USA athletes in Beijing to wear when they’re accepting their gold, silver, and bronze medals. Whether you choose the Men’s Medal Stand Jacket iconor the Women’s Medal Stand Jacketicon, it’s a stylish way to remember the games and all the wonderful stories of the athletes.

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6. Official Polo shirt of Team USA. These days, just about everyone is selling polo shirts. But there’s only one Ralph Lauren, and only one official Polo Shirt. This 100% cotton short-sleeve shirt features the logo of Team USA for the Beijing Olympics, as well as the famous Polo pony.icon


icon7. Medal Stand T-Shirts. Not only do athletes who win medals get Medal Stand Caps and Medal Stand Jackets, they also get these Medal Stand T-Shirts. You can choose a Men’s Medal Stand T-Shirticon or a Women’s Medal Stand T-Shirticon. The shirt, made by Nike, will proudly show the world clearly where the medal winner is from.

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8. Team USA Volleyball. Here’s a great collectible item. It’s a Team USA Volleyballicon. It’s regulation sized and silkscreened with the words “Team USA” and the USA Olympic team logo.


icon9. Team USA Olympic Pendant. Here’s a stylish Olympic Pendanticon with the USA logo and the inspirational words: DREAM, BELIEVE, ACHIEVE. It’s a great way to inspire someone in your life, and to remember the inspiring stories of those who are competing for their country.


10. Official Beijing Olympic Keychain. What’s a souvenir shop without a keychain? This Official Olympic Keychainicon is a beautiful baked enamel keychain with the official logo of the Beijing Olympics, the Olympic rings, and the words “Beijing 2008”. It’s the quintessential way to remember the games.


iconThis year’s Olympics are going to be the most competitive since the years where the USA and the Soviet Union went head-to-head, only this year, they say that China is going all out to try to win the medal count. Cheer on Team USA by wearing their official apparel, and bookmark this page to track their progress on this official medal count widget (you can also install this widget on your own iGoogle or Facebook page).


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