Pins (2) GamesForce 2000, Olympic volunteers, enameled metal made by TrofÂ?, made in Taiwan 2000
Made by TrofÂ? in Taiwan, this limited edition pin is an example of those that SOCOG presented to its accredited workforce, Games Force 2000. The design illustrates the Games Force logo of athletes, in Olympic colours, surrounding a pale blue globe. Games Force volunteers dedicated ten, eight-hour days to the Games and in return received a commemorative pin, a certificate of appreciation and a ticker tape parade through the streets of Sydney.
Games Force 2000 provided the skilled and unskilled labour that supported operations at Games venues and events. The force comprised some 47,000 personnel, including volunteers, and contracted and official staff, and constituted the largest team of volunteers in the history of the Olympic Games.
Following the guiding principle, "Delivering the Dream", the GamesForce rendered a range of services including first aid, transport, security, spectator services, Games services, technical support and broadcasting operations. The team operated throughout the duration of the Sydney 2000 Olympics, with around 7, 000 personnel servicing the Paralympics, and 40,000 servicing the Olympics and associated events.
TAFE New South Wales was nominated as the Official Training Supporter Services of the 2000 Olympic Games. It developed a range of training tools addressing safety issues, teamwork principles, codes of conduct, GamesForce operations, and venues and events. TAFE marketed the training as a component of its nationally accredited courses.
Owned by the Olympic Coordination Authority/Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, and donated to the Powerhouse Museum.