History Highlights, Notes on German Culture

Olympic Games 1936…a lot of things are discussed but the fact that Germany won the most medals of every color is never mentioned

The summer Olympics of 1936 were held in Berlin, Germany. Berlin had previously been chosen to host the 1916 Summer Olympics, but they were cancelled due to the First World War. I have seen documentaries over the years, but I always was left with the impression that the United States was the winner over an embarrassed Germany. Actually, the opposite was true.

If you click on the chart you will learn that Germany far outpaced all other countries, winning the most medals overall, the most gold, the most silver and the most bronze. The USA was second place and Hungary came in 3rd…click on the chart to see the medal count of top ten countries.

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