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  • Winter Games Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936 Medal

    Winter Games Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936 Medal

    On the obverse, in the upper half, an ancient chariot pulled by three horses, driving on a triumphal arch composed of four rays. A Goddess of Victory sits on the chariot holding a laurel crown. In the bottom half, in front of a picture, an illustration of winter sports equipment with some examples. Around, there is the inscription “GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN”. On the reverse, which is deliberately simple, the Olympic rings and the inscription “IV OLYMPISCHE WINTERSPIELE 1936”.
    Thursday, February 6, 1936 1:30 PM | Photo
  • Olympic cauldron Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936

    Olympic cauldron Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936

    It was at Garmisch-Partenkirchen that a symbolic flame was first lit for the Winter Games ©Getty
    Monday, January 4, 2010 1:21 PM | Photo
  • Sonja Henie (AUT)

    Sonja Henie (AUT)

    Sonja Henie at the age of 15 during the women’s figure skating event. However, it is necessary to point out that this was not the Norwegian’s first OG: she had already taken part, at the age of 11, in the Chamonix 1924 Games. She won three Olympic titles during her career: in St Moritz in 1928, Lake Placid in 1932 and Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1936 ©IOC
    Monday, January 4, 2010 12:45 PM | Photo
  • Olympic flag

    Olympic flag

    16 Feb 1936: The Olympic flag is taken down during the Closing Ceremony of the 1936 Winter Olympic Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. \ Mandatory Credit: IOC/Olympic Museum /Allsport
    Saturday, February 15, 1936 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Fireworks above the big ski jump tower

    Fireworks above the big ski jump tower

    16 Feb 1936: Fireworks explode above the big ski jump tower during the Closing Ceremony of the 1936 Winter Olympic Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. \ Mandatory Credit: IOC/Olympic Museum /Allsport
    Saturday, February 15, 1936 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Ice Hockey Match

    Ice Hockey Match

    February 1936: An ice hockey match between the USA and Canada during the Winter Olympics at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
    Friday, January 31, 1936 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Herber Practices Her Jumps

    Herber Practices Her Jumps

    German skater Maxi Herber practives her jumps in preparation for her performance, with partner Ernst Baier, in the Mixed Doubles Figure Skating Competition at the Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, February 1936. Herber and Baier went on to win the gold medal in the event. (Photo by FPG/Getty Images)
    Friday, January 31, 1936 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Figure Skating

    Figure Skating

    February 1936: Maxie Herber and Ernst Baier winning the 1936 Olympic Pairs figure skating gold medal at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    Friday, January 31, 1936 11:00 PM | Photo
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