by Ioannis Thomakos (author)
The Book contains one of the biggest and most complete NOC Pin Collections in the world on a single Olympiad, including more than 1670 NOC Pins and Badges, derived from 201 different countries.
The Book by itself is a Collector's item. It is the first ever elegantly made and published, high resolution, high quality Reference Guide of National Olympic Committee Pins and Badges, which were proudly carried, by the 201 National Olympic Delegations that participated in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
Benefits and Advantages - Why you should buy this Book
First of all, the Book is of great historical significance to all 201 countries that participated in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games because it contains the NOC Pins & Badges, the Flags, the National Emblems and the Symbols of each National Olympic Delegation.
The Book is also of great practical value to all National Olympic Committees that participate in forthcoming Olympic Games, because it will greatly assist them in the future, in the design and layout of their NOC Pins and Badges.
The Guide is an excellent reference tool for Olympic Collectors & Historians. Collectors can utilize it to complete their NOC Pin Collection faster and Olympic Historians can use it as a model and blueprint, upon which, more Olympic Reference Books can be prepared and published in the future.
The Book besides the fact that it's the first of its kind, it's a work of art and it has high educational value. It will be a great addition to every Olympic Library and also a memorable gift to be given to National Olympic Committee Members, Olympic Athletes, Olympic & Athletic Organizations, Sport Federations, Olympic Collectors & Historians, Members of the Olympic Family, Diplomatic Embassies and Consulates and generally to any person or entity who is a friend or supporter of the Olympic Games.
It took the Author 15 years to complete his Athens 2004 NOC Pins Collection and another 2 years of hard work to prepare the Book for publication. We assure you that this beautiful Olympic Reference Book will be an excellent addition to your Olympic library for ever.
The hard cover of the Book has been prepared with a special state-of-the-art technology called "soft touch." This special technique gives to the hard cover a soft, smooth texture. The Book has been printed on a special "Velvet Paper" 150 gsm, which allows the pages to have a soft, silky texture. The smooth, satin hard cover and the soft velvet pages make the book a real pleasure to touch and feel.
A limited number of Book copies with Soft cover and Spiral binding, will be available at the time of the Book's release, in order to satisfy those who prefer to have a Spiral bound, copy of the Book.
THE BOOK AT A GLANCE
Essential Data and Key Points:
- Number of Countries represented in this Book: 201
- Number of Countries that participated in Athens 2004: 201
- Total Number of NOC Pins & Badges: 1678
- Number of Dated NOC Pins & Badges: 783
- Number of Undated NOC Pins & Badges: 895
- Number of Chef de Mission and Delegate Badges: 60
- Number of NOC Pin Frames: 19
- Number of NOC Plaques: 13
- Number of NOC Medals: 18
- Number of NOC Plates & Gifts: 5
The building of the NOC Pin Collection started in the year: 2003
The most recent addition to the NOC Pin Collection occured in the year: 2018
Number of years it took the Author to build the entire NOC Pin Collection: 15
Number of Hi-Resolution RAW Photos taken: 30,000 plus
Number of man-hours that were required to complete the Project: 25,000 plus
Number of years it took the Author to prepare the Book for publication: 2
Number of Photos that were processed with Photoshop: 3,000 plus
Number of NOC Pin “Olympic Rings” that were edited with Photoshop: 15,000 plus
Number of people that assisted in the preparation of the Book: 3 (the author, a photographer and a photoshop specialist).
Method of NOC Pins Presentation: Alphabetically by Country
Types of NOC Pins & Badges included in this Guide:
- Dated NOC Pins
- Undated NOC Pins
- Chef De Mission & Delegation Badges
- Dated Olympic Team Pins
- Undated Olympic Team Pins
- Sponsor NOC Pins
- Dated International Federation Pins
- Olympic Village Pins
Hard Cover or Soft Cover with Spiral binding: € 95.00
Number of Pages: 264
Editor: Epsilon World
Publication date: October 2018
Book Category (Genre): Olympic History & Legacy
Book Dimensions (W x H): 23 cm x 32 cm (9 in x 12.6 in)
Shipping Weight: 2 kg (4.4 lbs)