|The five Olympic rings having already been
utilized as a publicity badge for the Games as early as 1935 with a total
sale of 400,000, the Organizing Committee decided to produce a special
visitor's badge to be sold after the opening of the Festival. Professor
Raemisch was also entrusted with the designing of this emblem, and utilized
the landmark of Berlin and the Olympic rings, this time, however, the rings
being placed under the Brandenburg Gate. An extremely attractive badge
was the result, 675,000 being produced in Tombac and ivory enamel. The
same design was enlarged to form an automobile plaque, the sale of these
being restricted to limited circles. As a gesture of honour to the former
Olympic victors, the Organizing Committee arranged a reception during the
course of the Games for which occasion a special badge was created, this
revealing the symbolic wreath held in a raised hand. An open space was
also left for the engraving of the name of the victor and the Olympic Festival
in which he attained his victory. Messrs. Poellath in Schrobenhausen were
entrusted with the production of these badges.
Source document: Official
Report 1936, Vol. I, page 125
During the journey to Athens for the meeting
of the International Olympic Committee in 1934, the important question
concerning the festive aspect of the Games was discussed. It was decided
that the International Olympic Committee, as the supreme senate of physical
culture, should constitute a unit at the Olympic Games and should be distinguished
as such. The Secretary-General, Dr. Diem, therefore proposed that the form
generally used for magistrates and scholastic dignitaries be adhered to,
and since it was deemed impractical to institute robes of office, a large
gold chain should be worn to symbolize the membership in the International
Olympic Committee. This proposal was approved by the Olympic Committee.
Six medallions were set into the links of a gold-plated, hand-worked chain,
these being reproductions of antique originals from the period between
300 and 500 B.C. depicting a torch-runner, javelin-thrower, discus-thrower,
two wrestlers, a weapon-runner and a youth with jumping weights. The five
enamelled Olympic rings were attached to a large medallion revealing a
reproduction of the head of Zeus from a Greek engraved gem in the Berlin
State Museum. The reverse side of the medallion contained the inscription,
"XI. Olympiade Berlin 1936," and space for additional Olympic Festivals.
This chain was also created by the Berlin sculptor, Herr Lemcke, whose
designs met with the approval of the President of the Organizing Committee.
According to the regulations drawn up, these chains become the permanent
property of the International Olympic Committee, and shall be preserved
at the headquarters of the Secretary-General in Lausanne, being presented
to the members of the Committee on the occasion of each Olympic Festival.
Source document: Official
Report 1936, Vol. I, page 126
|Official Presentation Book Set of 6 Plaques.
Illustrating Events of the Six Days of Ancient
Olympic Games, from Greek Vases.
Cast bronze, each 92 x 113 mm, with frame
130 x 152 mm.
|Bakelite Model of the Reichsportfeld with
Dark gray bakelite, 29.7 x 21.8 cm, desiggned
by Oskar Reich, made by Siemens-Schuckertwerke, both Berlin. Threedimensional
view of Olympic 1936 games site, legend at top. In Original case, explanatory
map on inside top.
|Official Visitor`s Medal, Bronze, 36 mm,
by K. Roth, struck by
Bavarian State Mint. Olympic bell. Rev. Female
presenting laurel branch.
|Official Olympic Star Flight to Olympiad
in Berlin 1936
Presented by Reichsport Leader von Tschammer
Mother of pearl, 49 x 34 mm. Three affixed
silver airplanes flying towards color rings between Olympic legend.