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The Adidas Pelias was first used in the football events of the 2004 Summer Olympics, and was the official ball for all FIFA events in Europe in 2004. It has since been effectively replaced by the Pelias 2, which was used as the official ball for all FIFA events in Europe in 2005.
The Ball uses a Thermal Bonding technique, as well as Adidas' Power Balance Technology. Both the Pelias and the Pelias 2 have attained the FIFA Approved rating.
The original Pelias and the new Pelias 2 make use of the same basic design, with the differences mainly lying in the colour and thickness of the lines on the panels. Each section of the design is based around a repeated Hexagon and 3 Pentagon pattern.
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