A The Albert, also referred to as the 'adidas Olympics 2012 Glider Ball', was the football used during the football matches held at the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games. The ball has a distinctive pink and blue logo and patterned design, and is made by Adidas. The ball is a modified version of the Adidas Tango 12; the Albert features a butyl 'bladder' that provides excellent air retention and it is why it is referred to as the 'Glider Ball'. The ball is made from thermoplastic polyurethane (plastic) and has a nylon-wound carcass. The ball was known for it's 'soft' touch.
The football tournament held at the 2012 Summer Olympics was held at 6 venues: Wembley Stadium, Millennium Stadium, Hampden Park, Old Trafford, St. James' Park and Ricoh Arena. The winners of the tournament were Mexico (men) and United States (women). The runners-up of the tournament were Brazil (men) and Japan (women). The bronze medal was contested by the losers of the semi-final, and winners of the third-place match were South Korea (men) and Canada (women).