Olympic Games 1984 Los Angeles

23th Olympiad


Sports: 26

Events: 221

National Teams: 140

Participants: 6,791

Winner Medals

Olympic winner medal 1984Olympic winner medal 1984

1st Place: Gold Medal Material: Gilt Silver
Weight 142 gr
2nd Place: Silver Medal Material: Silver
Weight 137 gr
3rd Place: Bronze Medal Material: Bronze
Weight 116 gr
Diameter: 63,5 mm Design by: Prof. Guiseppe Cassioli,
and Dugald Stermer
    Mint: Jostens, Inc.
Thickness: 6 mm Ribbon: Magenta, Vermillion, Yellow
Obverse: Victory seated above stadium.
Reverse: Winner carried by jubilant athletes.
Numbers of Medals: Gold:     478                    Silver:   478                      Bronze:   498

  Fabrication of the medals 1984

The design and production of the medals was a long process that began in May 1983 and concluded with the delivery of the medals during the second week of July 1984.

Victory Ceremony: Canoeing 1,000 mtr
Larry Cain, Ulrich Eicke and Henning Jakobsen

In May 1983, the LAOOC signed a contract with Jostens, a leading manufacturer of commemorative rings, medallions and awards, to produce the charter-mandated medals, medallions and diplomas. Shortly thereafter, the first designs were produced for the gold, silver and bronze medals as well as separate designs for the demonstration sports medals for baseball and tennis.

The first designs were just a prelude to a long process of designing and redesigning prototypes for approval by the LAOOC. In a December 1983 approval meeting, the LAOOC asked to have the medals redesigned. Dugald Stermer, a  well-known designer and artist, was asked to take over the designing of the medals.

( Source document: Official Report 1984,
Vol. 1, page 224)


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