Olympic Games 1936 Berlin

11th Olympiad

GERMANY

Sports: 24

Disciplines: 150

National Teams: 49

Participants: 4,484

Official Report

official report olympic games 1936 berlin


GENERAL DATA AND DOWNLOAD OF THE COMPLETE OFFICIAL REPORT 1936
Title: THE XITH OLYMPIC GAMES BERLIN 1936
OFFICIAL REPORT 
Authors: Carl Diem, Friedrich Richter, Fredy Budzinski, Frieder Körner,
Wilhelm Reetz, Fritz Wasner
Volumes: 2 Download:  
Pages: 640, 641 - 1222 Volume I Size: 43,5 MB
Size: 24,0 x 31,0 cm Volume II Size: 77,8 MB
Languages: ENGLISH www.la84.org DIGITAL LIBRARY COLLECTION

Copyright 1937 by Wilhelm Limpert-Verlag, Berlin SW 68, Ritterstrasse 75


               


The Official Report 1936 and the original packing



CONTENTS, Volume I



The Games Are Ended
The Führer and Reich Chancellor
Baron Pierre de Coubertin
Count Baillet-Latour
Dr. Lewald
Reich Sport Leader v. Tschammer und Osten
Dr. Diem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .
International Olympic Committee (IOC) .. . . . . . .
National Olympic Committee (NOC) . . . . . . . . . . .
International Sporting Federations . . . . . . . . .
Organizing Committee for the Eleventh Olympic
Games (OC) . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .
German Olympic Committee (GOC) . . . . . . .
The Preparation of the Games . . . . . . . . .
History of the Organization . . . . . . . . .
Facsimile of the German Chancellor’s Letter and Explanatory
Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Time-Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .
Invitations to the Games . . . . . . . . . . .
Composition of the Organizing Committee . . . .
Statute of the OC . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .
Symbols . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Olympic Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Olympic Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Olympic Hymn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Words of Introduction by the Reich Minister
of the Interior, Dr. Frick . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Buildings . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .. .
The Construction of the Reich Sport Field . . . . .
The Olympic Stadium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Swimming Stadium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The May Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Dietrich Eckart Open-Air Theatre . . . . . . .
The Hockey Stadium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Tennis Courts and Tennis Stadium . . . . . .
The Gymnasium and Cupola Hall . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Grünau Regatta Course . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Olympic Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Words of Introduction by the Reich War Minister,
Field Marshal von Blomberg . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Olympic Village . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .
Message of Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Significance and History of the Village . . .
Planning and Construction . . . . . . . . . .
Situation and Climate . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Air Defence Barracks . . . . . . . . . . .
Reception of the Teams . . . . . . . . . .
Sporting Department . . . . . .. . . . . . . .
The Army Transportation Department . . ..
Medical Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Programme of Entertainment . . . .
The “Bastion“ and Canteen . . . .
The Administration of the Olympic Village . . . . . . . . . . 
Olympic Attaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Officers of the Honorary Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Honorary Youth Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Quarters of the Rowers and Canoeists . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Olympic Home of the Yachtsmen in Kiel . . . . . . . 
The Döberitz and Elsgrund Olympic Encampments . . . 
The Women’s Dormitories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Organization of the Household Department . . . . . . . . . . 
General Organization of the Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Sections of the Sporting Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Structure of the Sporting Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Preparation and Presentation of the Programme of Sports 
Olympic Identity Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Card Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Sport Management and Technical Delegates . . . . . . . . . . 
The Procurement of Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Telephone and Telegraph Communications for the
Sporting Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Assistance by the German Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Timing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Electric Hit Registering Apparatus for Epée Fencing 
Announcement Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Dressing Rooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Horticultural Measures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Meteorological Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Daily Programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Closure to Air Traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Press, Film, Radio
Words of Introduction by the Reich Minister of Propaganda,
Dr. Goebbels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Press Activities before the Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Press Organization at the Olympic Games . . . . . . . 
Press Post Offices and Working Rooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Press Headquarters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Press Office in the Olympic Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The German News Agency (DNB) Announces . . . . . . . 
The Photographic Press Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Creation of the Olympic Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The World Listens to the Olympic Games . . . . . . . . . . . 
Technical Arrangements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Publicity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Foreign Publicity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Publicity in Germany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Providing for the Guests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
General Administrative and Financial Measures . . . . . . . 
The German Railway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The German Post Office Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Berlin Transport Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Olympic Motor Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Accommodating the Olympic Visitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Private Quarters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Hotels and Pensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Information and Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Interpreter Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Customs Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Passport Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . 
Monetary and Currency Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Reception of the Teams at the Stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . 
The National Youth and Welfare Department . . . . . . . . 
The Decoration of Berlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Hamburg and Bremen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Medical Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
For the Athletes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
For the Visitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Entrance Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Complimentary Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Number of Seats Reserved for the Guests of Honour, Press
and Radio, Participants and Competitors . . . . . . . 
Number of Visitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Receipts from the Sale of Admission Tickets . . . . . . . . . 
Festive Arrangements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Olympic Hymn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Musical Setting of the Programm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Festivities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Course of the Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Torch Relay Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Opening Ceremony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Count Baillet-Latour’s Address to the German Chancellor 
The German Chancellor’s Answer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Opening Ceremony at the Stadium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Dr. Lewald’s Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Programme of the Opening Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Festival Play, “Olympic Youth” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Sven Hedin’s Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Sven Hedin’s Lecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Sporting Competitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Total Number of Competitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Participation of Women in the Olympic Games . . . . . . . 
Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Men:
100 Metres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
200 Metres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
400 Metres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
800 Metres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
1,500 Metres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
5,000 Metres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
10,000 Metres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
428
428
428
430
431
453
454
460
461
461
472
474
483

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512
512
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541
542
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560
566
577
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CONTENTS, Volume II



Athletics Men:
Marahon Race
3,000 Metre Steeplechase
110 Metre Hurdles
400 Metre Hurdles
400 Metre Relay
800 Metre Relay
High Jump
Pole Vault
Broad Jump
Hop, Step and Jump
Throwing the Javelin
Throwing the Discus
Putting the Shot
Throwing the Hammer
50,000 Metre Walk
Decathlon
Women:
100 Metre Race
80 Metre Hurdles
High Jump
Throwing the Javelin
Throwing the Discus
400 Metre Relay

Weight-Lifting and Wrestling
Weight-Lifting and Wrestling
Feather Weight
Light-Weight
Middle-Weight
Light Heavy-Weight
Heavy-Weight

Wresling:
Bantam-Weight
Feather-Weight
Light-Weight
Welter-Weight
Middle-Weight
Light Heavy-Weight
Heavy-Weight

Boxing
Fly-Weight
Bantam-Weight
Feather-Weight
Light-Weight
Welter-Weight
Middle-Weight
Light Heavy-Weight
Heavy-Weight

Fencing
Foils WomensIndividual Event
Foils Mens Individual Event
Folis Mens Team Event
Eprée Mens Individual Event
Eprée Mens Team Event
Sabre Mens Individual Event
Sabre Mens Team Event

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648
651
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659
664
666
668
672
673
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678
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736

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777
782
798
802
Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Pistol or Revolver at 25 Metres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Target Pistol at 50 Metres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .  . . . . 
Miniature Rifle at 50 Metres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . 

Modern Pentathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cross-Country Riding, 5,000 Metres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Fencing (Epic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Shooting (Revolver or Pistol), 25 Metres . . . . . 
Swimming, 300 Metres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Cross-Country Running, 4,000 Metres . . . . . . . 

Gymnastics — Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Twelve-Exercise Competition (Individual Scoring) . . . . . . 
Team Scoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Women:
Gymnastics (Team Competition) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

Equestrian Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Main Dressage Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Three-Day-Event (Military) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The “Prix des Nations” Jumping Competition . . . . . . . . 

Cycling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
The Track Races:
1,000 Metres from Scratch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
1,000 Metre Standing Start Time Trial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
2,000 Metre Tandem Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
4,000 Metre Pursuit Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
100 Kilometre Road Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

Swimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

100 Metres Free Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
100 Metres Back Stroke. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
200 Metres Breast Stroke . . . . . . . . . . . . .
400 Metres Free Style. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
1,500 Metres Free Style. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
400 Metres Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
800 Metres Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Springboard Diving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
High Diving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Water Polo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

Rowing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Single Sculls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Coxswainless Pairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Coxswained Paws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Double Sculls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Coxswainless Fours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Coxswained Fours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Eights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

Canoeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
One Seater Kayak, 1,000 Metres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
One Seater Kayak, 10,000 Metres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Two Seater Kayak, 1,000 Metres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Two Seater Kayak, 10,000 Metres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
One Seater Canadian, 1,000 Metres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Two Seater Canadian, 1,000 Metres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Two Seater Canadian, 10,000 Metres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
One Seater Collapsible, 10,000 Metres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Two Seater Collapsible, 10,000 Metres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

Yachting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Olympic Monotype Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
International Star Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
International Six Metre Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 
International Eight Metre Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

Football . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . 
Progress of the Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Hockey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Progress of the Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Handball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Progress of the Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

Basketball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Progress of the Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

Polo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Progress of the Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

National Gymnastic Demonstrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .

Special Demonstrations
Baseball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . 
Gliding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The Art Competition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Olympic Art Exhibition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The Victory Ceremony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Auxiliary Programme
The Exhibition, “Sport in Hellenic Times” . . . . . . . . . . . .
Address by Dr. Wiegand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Special Exhibition of Plaster Casts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Exhibition, “Great Men of Germany” . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dancing Presentations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Military Concert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Congresses of the International Sporting Federations . . . .
The Invitation to the International Youth Rally . . . . . . . .
The International Youth Encampment . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .
Message of Introduction by Reich Minister Rust . . . . . . . . 
The International Physical Education Students’ Encampment . . . . . . . .
The Invitation to the Physical Education Students of the
Participating Nations . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .
Atlantic Regatta . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .
Canoe Rally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Cycling Rally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
International Long-Distance Flight and Airmen’s Rally. . . . . . .
Carrier Pigeon Flight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The Closing Ceremony . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . 

Messages of Thanks
The German Chancellor Thanks the IOC . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The German Chancellor Thanks the OC . . . . . . . . . . .. . .
The President of the IOC Thanks His Excellency,
Dr. Lewald . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

In Metal and Stone
The Tablets of Honour on the Sides of the Marathon Gate .
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819
821
824

827
836
836
836
836
836

837
844
855

866

876
884
893
911

921
926
928
929
930
932


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966
969
971
973
952
975
956
977
982
984

996
1005
1007
1009
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  • 1896Athens, Greece
  • 1900Paris, France
  • 1904St. Louis, USA
  • 1906Athens, Greece
  • 1908London, England
  • 1912Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1916cancelled
  • 1920Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1924Paris, France
  • 1928Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1932Los Angeles, USA
  • 1936Berlin, Germany
  • 1940cancelled
  • 1944cancelled
  • 1948London, England
  • 1952Helsinki, Finland
  • 1956Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1956Melbourne, Australia
  • 1960Rome, Italy
  • 1964Tokyo, Japan
  • 1968Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1972Munich, Germany
  • 1976Montreal, Canada
  • 1980Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1984Los Angeles, USA
  • 1988Seoul, South Korea
  • 1992Barcelona, Spain
  • 1996Atlanta, USA
  • 2000Sydney, Australia
  • 2004Athens, Greece
  • 2008Beijing, China
  • 2012London, England
  • 2016Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2020Tokyo, Japan