Olympic Games 1936 Berlin

11th Olympiad

GERMANY

Sports: 24

Disciplines: 150

National Teams: 49

Participants: 4,484

Participation Medal

Olympic participation medal  1936 Berlin        Olympic participation medal 1936 Berlin
 

GENERAL DATA OLYMPIC PARTICIPATION MEDAL 1936
Available in 4 different versions
Material: Dark Brown Bronze Weight: 114 gr
Material: Red BrownBronze Weight: 114 gr
Material: Green brown Bronze Weight: 114 gr
Material: Bistre Brown Bronze Weight: 114 gr
Diameter: 70 mm Design by: Otto Placzek
Thickness: 7 mm Mint: * see footnote
Obverse: Five athletes, representing the five continents, pulling the ropes of the Olympic Bell.
Reverse: Olympic Bell embossed with German Eagle


 Foundries:
 The medals were produced by four foundries:

1. Heintze & Barth;   2. Sperlich;   3. Noack;   4. Martin & Pilzing


participation medal 1936 berlin olympic games      participation medal 1936 berlin olympic games

participation medal 1936 berlin olympic games      participation medal 1936 berlin olympic games

The Berlin 1936 medals were produced in four colors:
reddisch brown, brown, greenish brown, dark brown



participation medal 1936 berlin olympic games


participation medal 1936 berlin olympic games




participation medal 1936 berlin olympic games


Round red presentation box

 

  Commemorative Medal 1936:

It is moreover required that every athlete and all persons who participate in an official capacity shall be awarded a commemoration medal. The number of artists whose services were enlisted for this work was intentionally limited, and among the 15 invited to compete there was not one who had not performed similar tasks in a completely satisfactory manner. The prize was awarded to the Berlin sculptor, Otto Placzek, his design revealing on one side five athletes representing the different continents, all of whom are engaged in pulling the rope of the Olympic Bell. The reverse side of the medal contained the Olympic Bell in relief. Bronze was selected as the appropriate metal for this medal, and the required number of 20,000 were cast by four Berlin foundries, Heintze & Barth, Sperlich, Noack & Martin, and Pilzing. Otto Placzek was also entrusted with the designing of the other medals issued by the Organizing Committee. These included the commemoration medal for the participants in the aeroplane, automobile and bicycle rallies as well as the medal for the carrier pigeon breeders who offered their birds for the festivities of the opening day. The artist utilized a uniform design for the reverse side of all these medals, the Olympic Bell, as the symbol of the Berlin Games, while the face revealed in each case the individual significance of the medal.

(Source document:   Official Report 1936, Vol. I, page 125)


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