The United States Sports Academy’s collection of Olympic art and memorabilia was the focus of a live television broadcast on 16 August 2016 as part of coverage of the Olympics on Mobile’s NBC Channel 15 News.
WPMI-TV Channel 15 is Mobile’s affiliate of the NBC network, which has the national broadcasting rights to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Channel 15 News took a tour of the Academy’s American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) with Academy President Dr. T.J. Rosandich, who gave viewers an overview of how art has been prominent throughout the Olympic movement. Rosandich shared some of the important Olympic art in the ASAMA collection, as well as ASAMA’s collection of Olympic memorabilia, including examples of Olympic medals, historic final reports from past Olympic Games, autographed athletic items, pennants, plaques, pins, plates, stamps, photographs and many other artistic and historic items.
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Founded in 1984 and located on the Academy campus, the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) is dedicated to the preservation of sports art, history, and literature. The ASAMA collection is composed of nearly 2,000 works of sport art across a variety of media, including paintings, sculptures, assemblages, prints and photographs. The museum is open free to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more information, go to www.asama.org.