Help us create a national treasure that tells the story
of what it means to be a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athlete!
Cleaning out the basement? Attacking the attic? Conquering the closet? Don't toss it all just yet.
If you have treasures from your Olympic or Paralympic experience, hang on to them for now and send us an image via the link below. We will be accepting your valuable donations beginning in January 2017. We will be looking for all sorts of stuff--documents like training schedules, tickets, competition numbers, photographs, scrapbooks, programs, medals, ribbons, uniforms, warm-ups and equipment--even your "first" goggles, leotard, running shoes, skates, etc.
The Museum's goal is not simply to match expectations, but to exceed them.
Two-time Olympian Shannon Miller, models her 1992 Olympic team jacket, one of the items she discovered while sorting through personal boxes of treasures for the U.S. Olympic Museum. "It is still too big," laughed Miller, 38. The winner of 16 World Championships and Olympic medals, Miller is the most decorated gymnast, male or female, in U.S. history. At the 1992 Barcelona Games, she was the most successful American athlete, winning five medals. Her memoir, "It's Not About Perfect: Competing for my Country and Fighting For My Life," was released this year and tells the story of trial, triumph and life after cancer.