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Boxing at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games

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Host City: Berlin, Germany
Date Started: August 10, 1936
Date Finished: August 15, 1936
Events: 8

Participants: 179 (179 men and 0 women) from 31 countries
Youngest Participant: SUI Walter Siegfried (17 years, 143 days)
Oldest Participant: HUN Lajos Szigeti (29 years, 258 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 24 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): GER Germany (5 medals)


The boxing tournament of the 1936 Olympic Games took place at the [Deutschlandhalle] in Berlin between the 10th and 15th August. For the first time two rings were erected in the arena although for the later stages one of these was removed. A change of regulations meant that boxers were now forced to be weighed before each contest rather than just at the start of the competition. 179 boxers appeared in the ring although they were over 250 entries; many teams entered two boxers in each class and only decided which would compete after their arrival in Berlin. For the fifth Olympics in succession the weight categories remained unchanged.