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GAMES OF THE 11 OLYMPIAD

Games of the 11 Olympiad,1936
Start:
01 Aug 1936
End:
16 Aug 1936
Countries:
49
Athletes:
3963
Women:
331
Events:
129
City:
Berlin, Germany (Kiel - sailing)

BERLIN 1936 - Bid History

  • 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.

Games of the 11 Olympiad,1936 - 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.

Summer Olympics 1936 - Medal Table

Gold Medals
Silver Medals
Bronze Medals
Total
1
33
26
30
89
2
USA
24
20
12
56
3
10
1
5
16
4
8
9
5
22
5
7
6
6
19
5
7
6
6
19
7
6
5
9
20
8
6
4
8
18
9
6
4
7
17
10
4
7
3
14
11
4
6
3
13
12
3
5
0
8
13
2
2
3
7
13
2
2
3
7
15
1
9
5
15
16
1
3
5
9
17
1
3
2
6
18
1
2
1
4
19
1
0
1
2
20
1
0
0
1
20
1
0
0
1
22
0
3
3
6
23
0
2
3
5
24
0
1
1
2
25
0
1
0
1
25
0
1
0
1
25
0
1
0
1
28
0
0
3
3
28
0
0
3
3
30
0
0
1
1
30
0
0
1
1
30
0
0
1
1