Olympic Games 1936 Berlin

11th Olympiad


Sports: 24

Events: 150

National Teams: 49

Participants: 4,484

Winner Medals

Olympic winner medal 1936        Olympic winner medal 1936

1st Place: Gold Medal Material: Gilt Silver
Weight 71 gr
2nd Place: Silver Medal Material: Silver
Weight 72 gr
3rd Place: Bronze Medal Material: Bronze
Weight 74 gr
Diameter: 55 mm Design by: Prof. Guiseppe Cassioli,
Florence, Italy
* 22.10.1865  + 05.10.1942
    Mint: B.H.Mayer
Thickness: 3 mm Ribbon: None
Obverse: Victory seated above stadium holding palm branch. 
Reverse: Winner carried by jubilant athletes.
Numbers of Medals: Gold:     320                  Silver:   320                      Bronze:   320

On the rim it is engraved (the Manufacturer):
B.M. Mayer Pforzheim 990

Honouring of the victors in the 100 metre event,  1936
Left to right: Mercalfe, Owens and Osendarp.

   Winner Medals 1936:

According to the Olympic Statutes, medals of victory are to be awarded in silver-gilt, silver and bronze to the victors in the various Olympic competitions. The design of the Italian sculptor, Professor Cassioli, Florence, was selected by the International Olympic Committee in 1928 as the permanent Olympic medal, the inscription being changed to correspond to each Olympic Festival. The Organizing Committee was therefore obliged only to provide an adequate number of medals from the mould, which is placed at the disposal of the proper Organizing Committee on the occasion of each Festival. This task was awarded to the firm of B. H. Mayer, Pforzheim, a total of 960 medals being produced.

(Source document:  Official Report 1936, page 125)

Proposed Winners`Medal for the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games:

To the Winner in the Berlin 1936 events
A competition for the design of a winners`s medal for the Berlin 1936 Berlin 1936 Olympiad Games was held, and this medal was chosen. The 2 eagles probably symbolize the German Reich and Olympia. The IOC insisted on the design by Cassioli with the seated Victory.

(Source document: mail bid auction 52,  www.ioneil.com )


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