Games of the 11 Olympiad,1936
|City||Berlin, 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
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