The Adidas Telstar is a design of what kind of sports ball?
Telstar is a football made by Adidas. The 32-panel design of the ball, based on the work of Eigil Nielsen, has become the standard design now used to portray a football in different media.
The ball was first introduced as the "Telstar Elast" for the 1968 European Football Championship. A slightly different ball named "Telstar" was used as the official match ball of the 1970 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup in Mexico. The similar "Telstar Durlast" was one of two official balls, along with the 'Chile Durlast', of the 1974 FIFA World Cup held in West Germany. The ball was also used in the 1972 and 1976 European Championships.