My Story:

The Pelias 2004 Athens Olympics ball uses the same technology of the Roteiros, having the similar thermal bonding technology but with a different design of course.  This ball is available on general retail and does not carry the Athens 2004 logo which I believe comes with the match balls used in the later stages of the games or the finals itself.   However this ball does carry the FIFA 100 Years logo (in English) commenmorating 100 years of FIFA since 1904.


The Official Story:

Since its beginning, in 1920 as a manufacturer of sport shoes, Adidas has revoluntionised football.  This impact can be seen in Adidas footballs.  Through its dedication to innovation, functional excellence and contemporary design, Addias continually matches and exceeds the needs of players, thus improving the sport itself at all levels.  This commitment and dedication to the sport is also recognised by football’s leading governing bodies.

Since 1970 Adidas has been the official equipment provider of the FIFA World Cup.  As the official UEFA partner, Adidas has provided the official balls for the Eueopean Championships since 1972, and also for the UEFA Champions League since 2000.  The Pelias will be used in all FIFA-Projects and Programs in 2004 and 2005 including the FIFA-Centennial Events.

Adidas Power Balance Technology yields a new level of accuracy and power transfer through the most precise, consistent shape and feel ever offered in a ball.

The game of football is faster and more technical than ever before.  Traditional ball construction has reached its limits.  Consequentially a new ball production concept has been developed – providing consistent quality and performance from one ball to the next.  The new Pelias ball by Adidas, with Power Balance Technology has a seamless surface design and a revoluntionary carcass.

A new, thermal bonding technique replaces traditional hand stitching, creating a smoother, seamless surface with a responsive and sensitive ball contact.  The result is predictable trajectory, substantially minimal water uptake and maximum abrasion resistance.

The Pelias’ new carcass (the innards) features a new lamination technique that works in combination with a machine stitched process.  The benefit lies in the most uniform dynamic properties for optimal balance and maximum energy return regardless of trajectory origin.

(Reference: the original Adidas box)


Technical Story:

Made in Thailand.

FIFA Approved Code: 202.J1P

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