Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Municipal Museum, Amsterdam
Date Started: May 17, 1928
Date Finished: August 12, 1928
Since the submitted works could only include 20,000 words, several chapters could be submitted from recently published books. Overall, the jury had to evaluate 40 literary works by 34 authors from 10 countries.
The gold medal in the category âLyric Worksâ was given to Polish writer [Kazimierz WierzyÅski] for his impressionistic poem about famous long-distance runner [Paavo Nurmi], called Laur Olimpijski (Olympic Bay Leaf).
The silver medal went to German [Rudolf Binding] for his Reitvorschrift fÃ¼r eine Geliebte (Riding Provision for a Mistress). The script consisted of âa series of 45 designated short, highly stylized prose lyricismâ as the author stated. The sections were called, for example, âhorse chit-chatâ, âRiding is saying yesâ, âChoice of the horseâ, âRide from the farmâ, âAction of the horseâ or âThe horse of Mohammedâ. The script was reprinted several times after his death. The cover was designed by [RenÃ©e Sintenis], who later also designed the Berlin Bear, nowadays the symbol of the German capital Berlin. Danish poet [Johannes Weltzer ] wrote a poem about Charles Lindbergh and received the bronze medal.
|1||Kazimierz WierzyÅski||33||Poland||POL||Gold||Laur Olimpijski|
|2||Rudolf Binding||60||Germany||GER||Silver||Reitvorschrift fÃ¼r eine Geliebte|
|3||Johannes Weltzer||28||Denmark||DEN||Bronze||Symphonia HÃ©roÃ¯ca, Charles Lindberg tilegnet|
|AC||H. J. Ken||Austria||AUT||SiegeskrÃ¤nze|
|AC||Ludwig Valentich||Austria||AUT||Der Moderne Sport|
|AC||Tony Schaller||Belgium||BEL||L'Exploit Olympien|
|AC||Maurits Verdonck||49||Belgium||BEL||Education EsthÃ©tique Populaire et Education Physique|
|AC||Het Lichtet Overal||Belgium||BEL||Lofzang aan de Sport|
|AC||Aage Hermann||40||Denmark||DEN||Bryderen Ursus|
|AC||Ãmile Moussat||42||France||FRA||L'AthlÃ¨te BrisÃ©|
|AC||Et quasi cursores vitaÃ¯ lampada tradunt||France||FRA||Les Glanes SacrÃ©es|
|AC||Gerhart Drabsch||25||Germany||GER||Das Deutsche Olympia|
|AC||Tella tuta bonis metuenda supremis||Italy||ITA||DÃ©dalo e Icaro|
|AC||Edward Koster||66||Netherlands||NED||Sportlied in het Stadion|
|AC||Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer||63||Poland||POL||Le Discobole|
|AC||Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer||63||Poland||POL||Le Tournoi de Janossik|
|AC||Willy Favez||Switzerland||SUI||Le Combat|