Games of the 11 Olympiad,1936
Begin1936-08-01
End1936-08-16
Nations49
Participants3963
Women331
Events129
CityBerlin, Germany (Kiel - sailing)
  • Berlin, Germany was selected as the host city for Olympic 1936 in 1931, two years before Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party came to power.
  • After the news about the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany, there were several calls for a boycott of the Games all over the world.
  • An alternative, also known as the People's Olympics, was scheduled for Barcelona, Spain, but they were cancelled when the Spanish Civil War broke out.
Berlin 1936 - Medal Table
1. Germany
33
26
30
2. USA
24
20
12
3. Hungary
10
1
5
4. Italy
8
9
5
5. Finland
7
6
6
6. France
7
6
6
7. Sweden
6
5
9
8. Japan
6
4
8
6
4
7
4
7
3
11. Austria
4
6
3
3
5
0
13. Argentina
2
2
3
13. Estonia
2
2
3
15. Egypt
2
1
2
1
9
5
17. Canada
1
3
5
18. Norway
1
3
2
19. Turkey
1
0
1
20. India
1
0
0
1
0
0
22. Poland
0
3
3
23. Denmark
0
2
3
24. Latvia
0
1
1
25. Romania
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
28. Mexico
0
0
3
29. Belgium
0
0
2
30. Australia
0
0
1
0
0
1
30. Portugal
0
0
1
Games of the 11 Olympiad,1936 - Some interesting facts
  • The Third Reich Chancellor Adolf Hitler officially opened the Olympic games 1936 at the 100,000-seat Olympic stadium.
  • Spain did not take part in the Games because of their Civil War.
  • For the first time, international community saw the Torch relay, in which a flaming torch from Olympia, Greece was travelled through seven countries to Berlin to the Opening Ceremony.
  • Olympics 1936 were televised live for the first time and twenty-five large screens were set up throughout Berlin, allowing the local residents to see competitions for free.
  • In 1936 the world remembered two persons - Adolf Hitler, who attempted to prove his theories on the superiority of the Aryan race and African-American athlete Jesse Owens of the USA, who crashed Hitler's theory.
Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936
Poster and Medals