In 2011, the first ever Olympic Pavilion debuted at the National during the 32nd National Sports Collectors Convention. After a hiatus due to the London Olympic Games in 2012, show organizers have announced the return of a 25,000 sq.-ft. area at the 34th National in Rosemont, July 31-Aug, 4 dedicated solely to Olympic memorabilia.
The Olympic Pavilion will be occupied by members of the worldwide Olympin Collectors Club. The members of this club collect, acquire and sell memorabilia from the Olympic Games and Olympic Winter Games. This memorabilia ranges from pins for a few dollars to torches for thousands of dollars. Some of the categories of Olympic Memorabilia are: Participant Medals, Official Badges, Commemorative Medals, Diplomas, Programs (souvenir/event) Tickets, Passes. Credentials, National Olympic Committee (NOC) Pins from all over the world, Logo Pins, Venue Pins, Olympic Relay Torches, Automobile Badges, Posters, Paintings, Steins, Glassware, Apparel. Books and many other items of interest.
Olympic Memorabilia on display will range from the start of the modern Olympics in Athens in 1896 to items promoting the upcoming Winter Olympics in 2014 (Sochi).
In addition, National organizers are pleased to announce the former Olympic Gold Medalists Dick Fosbury, inventor of the “Fosbury Flop” style of high jumping, and long Jumper Bob Beamon, who shocked the world by shattering the long jump record in the 1968 Mexico City Games will be on hand during the show. Fosbury and Beamon are scheduled to appear at the VIP Reception on Wednesday to sign free autographs. Both will also appear at the 34th National Sneak Peek to sign for attendees and will be available in the Olympic Pavilion during National Week.
Tickets and VIP Admission Packages are currently on sale for the 34th National. There are various different VIP Package options. All include admission to all five days of the show, a special VIP Reception on Wednesday afternoon, a gift package including promotional items not available elsewhere, free autograph tickets for exclusive VIP signers, use of a VIP Lounge for the week and more. Details on all the admission options can be found at www.NSCCShow.com.