Berlin 1936
The Games where the name of Jesse Owens was etched in sporting history. The Berlin Games are best remembered for Adolf Hitler’s failed attempt to use them to prove his theories of Aryan racial superiority. As it turned out, the most popular hero of the Games was the African-American sprinter and long jumper Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and long jump.

Basketball, canoeing and field handball all made their first appearances. The Berlin Games also became the first to introduce the torch relay, in which a lighted torch is carried from Olympia in Greece to the site of the current Games.
XI - S Summer Olympic Games  Berlin 1936
Opening Ceremony 01 Aug 1936
Closing Ceremony 16 Aug 1936
Host City Berlin
Country Germany
Nations Participating 49
Athletes Female 331 Male 3632
Events 129
Disciplines 3
Asian Medal Standings
Rank Country G S B T RT
1 JPN Japan
6 4 8 18 1
2 IND India
1 0 0 1 2
3 PHI Philippines
0 0 1 1 2

    Total: 7 4 9 20  
G - Gold      S - Silver      B - Bronze     T - Total      RT - Rank by Total
Rank by Total is calculated by total number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.


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Emblem, Berlin 1936

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