Olympic Games 1996 Atlanta

26th Olympiad


Sports: 31

Events: 271

National Teams: 197

Participants: 10,339

Winner Medals

Olympic winner medal 1996        Olympic winner medal 1996

Medal Ribbon

1st Place: Gold Medal Material: Gilt Silver
Weight 180 gr
2nd Place: Silver Medal Material: Silver
Weight 175 gr
3rd Place: Bronze Medal Material: Bronze
Weight 165 gr
Diameter: 70 mm Design by: Giuseppe Cassioli /
Malcom Grear Designers
    Mint: Reed and Barton
Thickness: 5,5 mm Ribbon: green with golden inscription
Obverse: Victory seated above stadium.
Reverse: Atlanta Games emblem and (different) sport pictogram.
Numbers of Medals: Gold:     633                  Silver:   635                      Bronze:   661

  Victory Medals 1996

Preparations for the design and production of cicory and commemorative medals began in April 1994. The designer of the 1996 pictograms was awarded the contract to refine the design for the victory medals and design the commemorative medals.

The obverse of the medals adopted the design used since the 1928 Amsterdam Games. The design depicts the goddess of victory, Nike, holding a bundle of palm leaves in her left arm. Her right hand holds a wreath of olive leaves above her head. Behind her stands the ancient Coliseum with a horse-drawn chariot. An amphora is also included in the design.

The reverse of the medal displays the 1996 Games logo and the sport pictograms signifying the event won by the athlete. Each medal was also engraved with the name of the event in which it was won, signifying the first time medals contained sport-specific designs.

(Source document:  Official Report 1996, vols. I, page 133)


The winner medal and its case


Thank you André for the images


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