Uniform, accessories and documentation, men's, 'Games Force', Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, various materials, uniform worn by Terry Carr, designed by Wendy Paulucci / Bonds, made by Bonds, Fiji / Australia/ Malaysia, 2000.
Games Force uniform comprising cap, jacket, trousers, polo shirt, hip bag and socks.
Jacket: men's Driza Bone style, loose fitting jacket made of blue nylon and polyester. The jacket features a small turn down collar with concealed fold up hood, long sleeves with adjustable velcro straps at cuffs, two patch pockets at front hip. The jacket is boldly decorated with the 'Fluid Energy' graphic on cape across the shoulders in blues, red, yellow orange and white. Centre front opening fastens with a silver plastic zipper and four plastic press studs. The jacket is machine sewn and fully lined with black polyester mesh like fabric.
Shirt: mens loose fitting, cotton knit polo shirt featuring 'Fluid Energy' graphic. The shirt has a narrow turn down collar which is decorated on the proper right side with the Olympic rings in white. The centre front placket fastens with two silver plastic buttons which have 'SYDNEY 2000' in black on them. The short sleeves are hemmed with a narrow ribbing. The shirt is machine sewn and unlined.
Trousers: pair of men's loose fitting, straight legged trousers made of beige cotton drill. The trousers are pleated into the waistband which is elasticised at the sides, there are seven belt loops around the waistband. There are two pockets at hip and slash pocket at proper right back. The trousers are machine sewn and unlined.
Cap: blue cotton twill baseball cap with 'Sydney 2000' text, Olympic rings and Sydney 2000 Olympic Games logo embroidered on front in yellow, white and red. There is an adjustable velcro strap at centre back. The cap is machine sewn and unlined.
Bag: blue cotton canvas hip bag decorated across the top with 'Sydney 2000' printed in silver. The bag has adjustable straps made of nylon webbing to fit around waist. There is a pocket at the back with another slash pocket that fastens with a silver nylon zipper. Around the front of the bag there is a silver plastic zipper. The bag is machine sewn and unlined.
Socks: pair of white cotton socks with 'Bonds' text knitted into back heel.
Lanyard: lanyard with attached laminated accreditation pass. The pass features a photograph of Terry Carr and text describing his position. A yellow and black polyester strap is attached to the pass with two metal clips. The strap fastens with a press stud and is decorated with the text 'Sydney 2000' and 'Kodak' in red.
Rain poncho: packaged rain poncho made of clear plastic. The poncho is sealed in a clear plastic zip-lock bag.
Watch and packaging: watch with pink face and orange plastic housing, orange hour hands and a yellow second hand. Printed plastic strap decorated with 'Fluid Energy' graphic in blues, orange, red and yellow. There is clear plastic buckle. The watch is stored in a clear plastic, rectangular box with hinged lid. The lid is decorated with text in white 'swatchÂ®/SWISS MADE'. The watch and case are package in a colour printed, folded cardboard box decorated with photograph and graphics of swimming and running and text 'THANK YOU/FOR BEING/PART OF THE/GAME OF/THE NEW/MILLENNIUM'.
Video with cover: Games Force training video made of black plastic. Titled '1. Orientation Training/2. Accreditation/3. Radio User Training'. The video is stored in a folded white cardboard cover.
Games force manual: ring binder made of printed plastic, decorated in blues with colour graphics of athletes on the front. Titled 'Games Force/delivering the dream 2000/It All/Starts With/You...'. The folder contains bound training information for volunteers and loose, various documents including correspondence, rosters, newsletters and a manual for Logistics Induction.
Booklet: small colour printed booklet on paper. Titled 'Games Force 2000/delivering the dream/GO!/YOUR PASSPORT TO THE/SYDNEY 2000 GAMES'.
Booklet: small colour printed booklet on white paper. Titled 'FLOOR PLAN/BOOKLET' Contains fold out floor plans of each level of the Olympic Stadium.
Pocket guide: spiral bound, colour printed booklet titled 'Olympic/Venue/Pocket/Guide'. Contains information on Olympic venues, teams etc. Inside there are clear plastic sleeves containing maps, statistics etc.
Leaflet: fold out, colour printed on paper and cardboard. Contains information on accreditation venues and passes.
Map guide: small fold out guide to Sydney transport systems. Colour printed on paper and contains transport maps and information on Sydney. Titled 'Easy Map/guide/to the Games/Sydney 2000 logo'.
Discount card: colour printed on cardboard titled 'GAMES FORCE VIP CARD', pink ground with graphics of two athletes on the front. On the reverse discount offers for MacDonalds restaurants are listed.
Travel pass ticket: printed cardboard travel pass in green, blue and white. Labelled 'VOLUNTEER TRAVEL PASS/OLYMPIC VOLUNTEER/Sydney 2000 logo/SYDNEY 2000'. Conditions of use are printed on the reverse.
The Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG) recruited over 40,000 volunteers for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Volunteers have a long association with the Olympic Games;individuals and groups like the Boy Scouts were involved in the organisation and running of the Olympic Games from the early 20th century and by the Lake Placid Games in 1980, the volunteers role was officially incorporated into the organising committees programme.
Games Force 2000 was the accredited workforce that provided skilled and unskilled labour for most of the operations at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Its team of 80,000 personnel, including volunteers, and contracted and paid staff, provided the most visible and some of the most essential services at the Games. In return team members received complimentary transport to and from Sydney 2000 venues, complimentary meals while on duty, and a complete Games Force uniform.
Terry Carr heard about the Games Force volunteer recruitment drive through the Sydney Morning Herald and immediately applied, recalling 'While travelling in Turkey in 1985, I met a woman that had been a volunteer at the Los Angeles Olympic Games. When the Olympics were coming to Sydney, I remembered all the wonderful stories of her experience in LA. I thought that's gotta be me'. Carr was assigned to the logistics team which involved moving and setting up equipment at the Olympic Stadium. He found the organisation and planning efficient and relaxed and loved the buoyant friendly atmosphere and opportunity to interact with people from all over the world. He likened the experience to being in a behind-the-scenes documentary watching the whole process unfold and actually being part of such a significant event. Carr felt the highlight was observing elite athletes training, warming up and relaxing.
The Australian clothing manufacturer, Bonds was the official supplier of casual uniforms for the Sydney 2000 Games, and in this role it designed and manufactured over 1 million items of clothing for Games Force 2000. The resulting uniform distribution programme was the largest in Australian peacetime.
Wendy Paulucci, Bonds' in-house designer, worked with SOCOG for three years to develop a uniform that would reflect the bright casual, and essentially Australian mood of the Sydney 2000 Games. The Fluid Energy graphic-a swirling, concentric design-was fundamental to the look and image of the Sydney 2000 Games, and was a key visual element of the Games Force uniform. This graphic appeared on all polo shirts and wet-weather jackets to unify the Games Force personnel and to complement the look of the Games.
Enhancing this motif was a vibrant colour palette that, "like the continent itself', was " a celebration of contrasts". This palette served to brighten the uniform and, most importantly, to delineate each of the service groups within the Games Force team. Sydney blue, the principal colour of the colour palette, was representative of games services; Sydney yellow of spectator services; Sydney purple of transport services; Sydney lime of security services; Sydney red of medical officials; Sydney indigo of technical officials; and Sydney aqua of SOBO-the Sydney Olympic Broadcasting Organisation. Terry Carr's polo shirt has a blue sleeve indicating he was part of the games services team. Carr commented that the uniform was very comfortable to wear, easy to clean and look after, offered protection from the varying weather conditions and served its purpose well in providing a bright, neat, casual and easily recognisable uniform for volunteers.
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