The Albert - Official Adidas Match Ball London 2012 Olympic Games

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The Albert Official match ball London 2012 Olympic Games

"The Albert" carries the London 2012 logo and features additional design elements in striking colours from the London 2012 colour palette. The ball will be used to kick off the Olympic Football Tournament in Cardiff on 25th July, two days before the Opening Ceremony, and is available here.

‘The Albert’ features a series of triangular panels that are thermally bonded together to ensure a true, stable flight path. Covering each panel of the ball is a grip texture which supports boot to ball contact and enhances ball control. Beneath the outer surface of the ball is a woven carcass and a new bladder for increased air retention and reduced water uptake.

‘The Albert’ meets and exceeds all FIFA Approved Standards for an Official Match Ball making it the most tested ball adidas has ever produced.

The name ‘The Albert’ was chosen after adidas, Official Sportswear Provider for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, invited the Great British public to ‘name the ball’. Over 12,000 unique names were suggested over a ten day period in February 2011 and the name of the ball was announced in July 2011, one year ahead of the football tournament.

Rob Ashcroft submitted his suggestion of ‘The Albert’ with his own interpretation of cockney rhyming slang where he proposed the London iconic landmark ‘The Albert Hall’ could mean ‘Ball’.

The Albert Official match ball London 2012 Olympic Games

The Albert Official match ball London 2012 Olympic Games


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Guest
+21 # Guest 2012-03-06 20:12
Dislike.
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+3 # Guest 2012-03-12 20:37
1988 called... it wants its ball design back
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+12 # Guest 2012-03-06 20:14
:lol:
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-1 # Guest 2012-03-06 20:14
This has to be fake
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+40 # Guest 2012-03-06 20:25
Not the best ball, but the best name for a ball. 8)
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+21 # Guest 2012-03-06 20:25
So you're telling me the best entry to the "name the ball" competition was ALBERT?
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+19 # Guest 2012-03-06 20:31
The "Jabulani", the "Teimgeist - two previous names for Adidas footballs. London 2012 chose...... "The Albert" wow
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0 # Guest 2012-03-12 23:23
Quoting yoyo:
The "Jabulani", the "Teimgeist - two previous names for Adidas footballs. London 2012 chose...... "The Albert" wow


Prince Albert anyone...must be a c0co joke in there somewhere?
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+35 # Guest 2012-03-06 20:33
ULTRA GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY
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toastygraphic
+15 # toastygraphic 2012-03-06 20:34
Very ugly but gorgeous name. :D
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+4 # Guest 2012-03-08 22:30
LMFAO :lol:
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rmn
+7 # rmn 2012-03-06 20:42
Despite some controversial colors, the name is just so very cool!
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+2 # Guest 2012-03-06 20:55
Pink - cyan [censored]z ball :lol:
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+5 # Guest 2012-03-06 21:25
The worst branding effort there's ever been for an international sporting event continues to spew its smeg into the world. :-x
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+6 # Guest 2012-03-06 22:00
[censored]BALL :lol:
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+13 # Guest 2012-03-06 22:12
Prince Albert more like
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+6 # Guest 2012-03-07 00:21
My God... :o
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-6 # Guest 2012-03-07 00:40
[censored]
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+9 # Guest 2012-03-07 00:42
Rumour has it that "The Prince Albert" was removed from consideration on the grounds of taste, decency, and the fact that it hurts.
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-2 # xxnsdamanxx 2012-03-07 02:34
what the hell is with the pink have we gone soft?
Im more interested to hear what the players think of it.
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-5 # Guest 2012-03-07 02:52
Useless design >:(
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+3 # Guest 2012-03-07 05:19
Love the name :lol:
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-3 # Guest 2012-03-07 08:06
why on heaven's sake ALBERT???
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-2 # Guest 2012-03-07 09:44
the pink makes it look like it should be a volleyball
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+6 # Guest 2012-03-07 10:43
"Albert" is Cockney rhyming slang for a ball. Albert Hall = Ball. That's why it is called Albert. The London Games are in East London, whose residents are known as Cockneys. However, that doesn't excuse how bad the design is!!
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+7 # Guest 2012-03-07 10:44
Will try to do this without the censored thingy. "Albert" is "c*ckney rhyming slang for a ball. Albert Hall = Ball. The residnets of East London where the games are being held are called "C*ckneys". In this instance "C*ckney" isn't a rude word.
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+3 # Guest 2012-03-07 13:18
Why don't you just type co­ckney?
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-4 # Guest 2012-03-08 12:06
Quoting Edinburgh Saint:
Will try to do this without the censored thingy. "Albert" is "c*ckney rhyming slang for a ball. Albert Hall = Ball. The residnets of East London where the games are being held are called "C*ckneys". In this instance "C*ckney" isn't a rude word.



Daft....simply daft....

So they give the ball a name that some 100o fat-arsed millwall yobs actually understand but leave the rest of us "non cockneys" asking wtf??

I get my coat and I am off to Albert. :eek:

Are the Mascots then called Daphne and Ashley?
Or Molineaux
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0 # Guest 2012-03-12 23:26
And what about the rest of the people that will be attending from outside London...did they ever think that a guy from Asia or Africa would have a clue why it was called that? Load of rubbish.
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-1 # Guest 2012-03-07 10:45
Terrible!
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-4 # Guest 2012-03-07 11:48
:lol: loving it
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+5 # Guest 2012-03-07 13:38
OOF! Just been kicked in the Alberts!
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+4 # Guest 2012-03-07 13:59
Can I kick your Alberts?
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+7 # Guest 2012-03-07 14:14
why does it look a like a £10 budget ball in the picture.
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+4 # Guest 2012-03-07 14:50
Instead of Pink & Cyan, it should have been Red & Blue... Then it would be GB colours, with the ball already being white.

Y have we also gone triangle mad on all the designs? The torch is a triangle shape, the stadium has triangles all over and so does this ball.
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+3 # Guest 2012-03-07 14:57
100% marketing
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+4 # Guest 2012-03-08 22:32
0% style. :D
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0 # Guest 2012-03-07 15:02
should be 4 the girls football only :-x
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+1 # Guest 2012-03-08 22:34
The emasculated metrosexual pussies will love it, NQAT.
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+3 # Guest 2012-03-07 15:26
By the time the Olympics is over we’ll be so tired of complaints about how unpredictable it is in flight, that the fact it looks like the Powerpuff Girls’ volleyball will be long forgotten.
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0 # Guest 2012-03-07 15:28
Once the Olympics is over we’ll be so tired of complaints regarding the ball’s unpredictability in flight, that the fact it looks like the Powerpuff Girls’ volleyball will be long forgotten
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-4 # Guest 2012-03-07 20:40
I get it... 'The Albert Ball' instead of 'The Albert Hall'!... could have been better :sigh:
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+2 # Guest 2012-03-07 22:43
they've taken over.
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+1 # Guest 2012-03-08 03:11
OME.. :cry:
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0 # Guest 2012-03-08 08:36
Uh, it's as ugly as that cr*ppy colour-blind-made 2012 logo might allow to be...but still, i'd buy it just for the name
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mac man
-2 # mac man 2012-03-08 11:39
:D ?
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-1 # Guest 2012-03-08 12:02
That is what you get when you give Olympics to UK/GB.


a pink football called the Albert. :-x :oops: :-*


If England would have had won the WC2018 how would they have called the ball then?

Mortimer....Lord Nimmo.....Earl Ascroft...

Country of pXXfs
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-2 # Guest 2012-03-08 14:18
Horrible ball, horrible colours, horrible event.

There should be no football in the Olympics.

NO TO TEAM GB!!!
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-6 # Guest 2012-03-08 19:56
I think this fat [censored] ball is called
-puts on sunglasses-
The Albert
YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
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-3 # Guest 2012-03-12 13:09
read my name, newf­ag
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-2 # Guest 2012-03-12 21:28
Quoting you are doing it wrong:
read my name, newf­ag

Mexican cunt, go get [censored]ed up by the zetas
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-2 # Guest 2012-03-13 08:45
U mad
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0 # Guest 2012-03-17 19:56
Quoting you are doing it wrong:
U mad

ima stick a stick up yo ass faking lad, and ill invite yo to a pub and drink some Bass
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-2 # Guest 2012-03-12 21:30
Quoting you are doing it wrong:
read my name, newf­ag

faking [censored]s
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+3 # Guest 2012-03-08 20:22
Designers of football equipment are not as good as they used to be.
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-2 # Guest 2012-03-08 22:32
:lol: the albert best ever name for a footy :lol:
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0 # Guest 2012-03-08 22:34
ZeGer - shown himself to not only be xenophobic but also homophobic in a discussion about a ball. Moron.
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+8 # Guest 2012-03-08 22:51
HORRIBLE :-x - and I'm an Adidas fan!! :cry:
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+3 # Guest 2012-03-09 03:18
You must be a fruit loop too! :P
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+3 # Guest 2012-03-09 08:31
God save the queen? No, save the football! :eek: :o :cry:
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0 # Guest 2012-03-09 14:52
Wow most of you lot on this forum seem to be a bunch of retards haha :lol:
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+3 # Guest 2012-03-09 21:14
brazil 2016 ball to be called "the norman"
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King Warrior
-1 # King Warrior 2012-03-09 22:52
Love that crazy ball! ;-)
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+2 # Guest 2012-03-10 09:27
brilliant name for the ball and the design has brought all the homophobes crawling out from under their rocks
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0 # Guest 2012-03-11 18:21
Did they actually use comic sans font on the ball.....
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+1 # Guest 2012-03-12 05:59
Looks like someone vomited confetti all over the ball! :-x
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0 # Guest 2012-03-12 10:39
When will people learn: Democracy doesn't work!
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0 # Guest 2012-03-12 13:03
CGA chic
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+1 # Guest 2012-03-12 14:12
IT's like a volleyball from the early 90's, I'm getting very nostalgic
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-1 # Guest 2012-03-12 20:32
So [censored]ing fake! WHy the hell would the call it the "albert" wtf! :sigh: :putnam:
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0 # Guest 2012-03-13 12:26
Call it what you like. Paint it how you like. It's only a football. At the end of the day you will kick it. Sad sad state of this world and ways to make money.
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0 # Guest 2012-03-13 16:26
pink,blue and yellow dont go well together, dont understand why adidas didnt pick the GB flag instead (Royal Blue,Red and White) as that would have looked an amazing ball.
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+1 # Guest 2012-03-15 14:54
Love how the "Lisa Simpson giving fillatio logo" is on a ball called an Albert, and the kids whose minds are in the gutter just died laughing.
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+1 # Guest 2012-03-20 12:15
Cheap and nasty.
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0 # Guest 2012-03-30 16:01
its a ball, its round. who cares. lets footy.
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0 # Guest 2012-04-12 01:45
addidas and puma much better than nike
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0 # Guest 2012-04-12 01:56
Great design! Great ball Thank you Addidas
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0 # Guest 2012-04-12 01:59
Women's olympic football tournament bigger than men's.
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0 # Guest 2012-04-12 02:04
Nike barclays premier league ball is really horrible!
Love you Addidas from US
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0 # Guest 2012-04-12 02:08
Why Nike Barclays Premier League ball is so small ? like for futsal.
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0 # Guest 2012-04-12 02:19
Nike is so slow! Addidas much faster and that's most Important than anything.
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0 # Guest 2012-04-12 02:26
Love it.Will be the best Olympic Football Ever! I'm Excited.
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0 # Guest 2014-01-05 16:11
As an American, I'm both LMAO and little ashamed by this ball. LMAO: Well, you gotta love it when the English come off as GAAAAAY ... As if they needed to hold up a sign to this effect - Well, now they have one!
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