(Deutsches Olympiaehrenziechen)


Date Instituted

4 February 1936


Awarded to deserving individuals who worked in organising the Olympic Games in Berlin and/or Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 1936.

Number awarded

767 (1st Class)
3.364 (2nd Class)

Estimated price (2009)

1st Class - €2.000
2nd Class - €950

Generalmajor Wolfgang von Gronau wearing the Olympic Games Decoration 1st Class
(Courtesy of Shawn Bohannon)


It was awarded in two classes: 1st Class (neck decoration) & 2nd Class

It was designed by Professor Raemisch.

Photo courtesy of Claus

Sources used

Christopher Ailsby - World War 2 German medals and political awards
John R. Angolia - For Führer and Fatherland: Political & Civil awards of the Third Reich
David Littlejohn - Orders, decorations, medals and badges of the Third Reich
Detlev Niemann - Price Guide Germany 1871-1945 (2009)