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Giuseppe Cassioli

Full name: Giuseppe Cassioli
Gender: Male
Born: October 22, 1865 in Firenze, Firenze, Italy
Died: October 5, 1942 in Firenze, Firenze, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Art Competitions


Giuseppe, known as a painter and sculptor who created especially valuable work in historic buildings, was the son of the better-known portrait and history painter Amos Cassioli (1832-1895). The bronze door of the Cathedral of Florence still contains his self-portrait which shows him being suffocated by a snake.

The IOC launched a competition for the design of the Olympic Medals in 1923, which was won by Giuseppe Cassioli in 1928. He then created the Medals, of which the obverse side was used from 1928-2000. Only the Olympic host and the number of the Olympiad were updated. The reverse side was used from 1928-68, until the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics became the first Games with a different design for the reverse side of the medal.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 62 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Medals And Reliefs Italy ITA AC hors concours

Mixed Sculpturing, Medals And Reliefs

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 62 Amsterdam Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC hors concours Médailles pour sport
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