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1936 Berlin Summer Games

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Host City: Berlin, Germany (August 2, 1936 to August 16, 1936)
Opening Ceremony: August 1, 1936 (opened by Chancellor Adolf Hitler)
Lighter of the Olympic Flame: Fritz Schilgen
Taker of the Olympic Oath: Rudolf Ismayr (athlete)
Closing Ceremony: August 16, 1936
Events: 150 in 24 sports

Participants: 4,484 (4,123 men and 361 women) from 49 countries
Youngest Participant: DEN Inge Sørensen (12 years, 22 days)
Oldest Participant: AUT Arthur von Pongracz (72 years, 48 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): GER Konrad Frey (6 medals)
Most Medals (Country): GER Germany (101 medals)

Overview

No other Olympics belonged to a single non-competitor as much as the 1936 Olympics belonged to Adolf Hitler. But Jesse Owens showed up Hitler's Aryan supremacy theories and dominated the Berlin Games.

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Country Medal Leaders

Rk Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Germany 38 31 32 101
2 United States 24 21 12 57
3 Italy 9 13 5 27
4 Sweden 6 5 10 21
5 Finland 8 6 6 20
6 Japan 6 4 10 20
7 France 7 6 6 19
8 Switzerland 4 9 5 18
9 Netherlands 6 4 7 17
10 Austria 5 7 5 17
11 Hungary 10 1 5 16
12 Great Britain 4 7 3 14
13 Czechoslovakia 3 5 1 9
14 Canada 1 3 5 9
15 Poland 0 4 5 9
16 Argentina 2 2 3 7
17 Estonia 2 2 3 7
18 Norway 1 3 2 6
19 Egypt 2 1 2 5
20 Denmark 0 2 3 5
21 Mexico 0 0 3 3
22 Belgium 0 0 3 3
23 Turkey 1 0 1 2
24 Latvia 0 1 1 2
25 India 1 0 0 1
26 New Zealand 1 0 0 1
27 South Africa 0 1 0 1
28 Romania 0 1 0 1
29 Yugoslavia 0 1 0 1
30 Philippines 0 0 1 1
31 Australia 0 0 1 1
32 Portugal 0 0 1 1

Athlete Medal Leaders

Rk Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Konrad Frey (GER) 3 1 2 6
2 Alfred Schwarzmann (GER) 3 0 2 5
3 Eugen Mack (SUI) 0 4 1 5
4 Jesse Owens (USA) 4 0 0 4
5 Rie Mastenbroek (NED) 3 1 0 4
6 Robert Charpentier (FRA) 3 0 0 3
7 Guy Lapébie (FRA) 2 1 0 3
8 Giulio Gaudini (ITA) 2 1 0 3
9 Gustavo Marzi (ITA) 1 2 0 3
10 Jack Medica (USA) 1 2 0 3
11 Matthias Volz (GER) 1 0 2 3
12 Gregor Hradetzky (AUT) 2 0 0 2
13 Kurt Hasse (GER) 2 0 0 2
14 Heinz Pollay (GER) 2 0 0 2
15 Ludwig Stubbendorf (GER) 2 0 0 2
16 Jean Goujon (FRA) 2 0 0 2
17 Endre Kabos (HUN) 2 0 0 2
18 Franco Riccardi (ITA) 2 0 0 2
19 Kristjan Palusalu (EST) 2 0 0 2
20 Helen Stephens (USA) 2 0 0 2
21 Friedrich Gerhard (GER) 1 1 0 2
22 Arie van Vliet (NED) 1 1 0 2
23 Saverio Ragno (ITA) 1 1 0 2
24 Georges Miez (SUI) 1 1 0 2
25 Masanori Yusa (JPN) 1 1 0 2
26 Marshall Wayne (USA) 1 1 0 2
27 Godfrey Brown (GBR) 1 1 0 2
28 Ralph Metcalfe (USA) 1 1 0 2
29 Walter March (GER) 1 1 0 2
30 Werner March (GER) 1 1 0 2
31 Aladár Gerevich (HUN) 1 0 1 2
32 Giorgio Bocchino (ITA) 1 0 1 2
33 Giancarlo Cornaggia-Medici (ITA) 1 0 1 2
34 Aleksanteri Saarvala (FIN) 1 0 1 2
35 Torsten Ullman (SWE) 1 0 1 2
36 Ferenc Csík (HUN) 1 0 1 2
37 Shigeo Arai (JPN) 1 0 1 2
38 Dorothy Poynton-Hill (USA) 1 0 1 2
39 Volmari Iso-Hollo (FIN) 1 0 1 2
40 Gerd Stöck (GER) 1 0 1 2
41 Naoto Tajima (JPN) 1 0 1 2
42 Edward Gardère (FRA) 0 2 0 2
43 Michael Reusch (SUI) 0 2 0 2
44 Josef Walter (SUI) 0 2 0 2
45 Karl Proisl (AUT) 0 1 1 2
46 Rupert Weinstabl (AUT) 0 1 1 2
47 Harvey Charters (CAN) 0 1 1 2
48 Warren Saker (CAN) 0 1 1 2
49 Pierre Georget (FRA) 0 1 1 2
50 Ernst Nievergelt (SUI) 0 1 1 2
51 Albert Bachmann (SUI) 0 1 1 2
52 Hermann Betschart (SUI) 0 1 1 2
53 Alex Homberger (SUI) 0 1 1 2
54 Hans Homberger (SUI) 0 1 1 2
55 Karl Schmid (SUI) 0 1 1 2
56 Gisela Jacob-Arendt (GER) 0 1 1 2
57 Shunpei Uto (JPN) 0 1 1 2
58 Katherine Rawls (USA) 0 1 1 2
59 August Neo (EST) 0 1 1 2
60 Erwin Casmir (GER) 0 0 2 2
61 Julius Eisenecker (GER) 0 0 2 2
62 August Heim (GER) 0 0 2 2
63 Noël Vandernotte (FRA) 0 0 2 2
64 Tinus Osendarp (NED) 0 0 2 2

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