Maybe this is one of the most under-rated global football tournaments (though the oldest since 1908) but it should not be since this is contested by the under-23s internationals (with 3 overaged players allowed) of each country and does contain some future stars of the game.  Recent examples include Neymar (London 2012), Lionel Messi (Beijing 2008), Carlos Tevez (Athens 2004), Daniele De Rossi (Athens 2004), Samuel Eto’o (Sydney 2000), Xavi (Sydney 2000) and Ronaldo (Atlanta 1996).  Other percularities was the reinstatement of Team Great Britain in London 2012 but unfortunately only had English and Welsh players, none from Scotland and Northern Ireland.  The games included both men’s and women’s segments since 1996.

1992 Barcelona

Adidas Etrusco Unico 1992 Barcelona Olympics Remake

Adidas Etrusco Unico 1992 Barcelona Olympics Remake

   

1996 Atlanta

Adidas Questra Olympia 1996 Atlanta Olympics

Adidas Questra Olympia 1996 Atlanta Olympics

   

2000 Sydney

Adidas Gamarada 2000 Sydney Olympics

Adidas Gamarada 2000 Sydney Olympics

   

2004 Athens

Adidas Pelias 2004 Athens Olympics

Adidas Pelias 2004 Athens Olympics

Adidas Pelias 2004 Athens Olympics Men's

Adidas Pelias 2004 Athens Olympics Men’s

Adidas Pelias 2004 Athens Olympics Women's

Adidas Pelias 2004 Athens Olympics Women’s

2008 Beijing

Adidas Teamgeist 2 Magnus Moenia 2008 Beijing Olympics (with Beijing 2008 wordings)

Adidas Teamgeist 2 Magnus Moenia 2008 Beijing Olympics (with Beijing 2008 wordings)

Adidas Teamgeist 2 Magnus Moenia 2008 Beijing Olympics (with China wordings)

Adidas Teamgeist 2 Magnus Moenia 2008 Beijing Olympics (with China wordings)

 

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