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Berlin 1936 - Key Facts

ESPN staff
October 12, 2011
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Gisela Mauermayer took gold for Germany in the discus © PA Photos
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Dates
August 1-16

Candidate cities
Berlin, Barcelona, Alexandria, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cologne, Dublin, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Lausanne, Nuremberg, Rio de Janeiro, Rome

Participants
3,963 (331 women)

Participating nations
49

Sports
19

Events
129

Medals given out
385

IOC president
Henri de Baillet-Latour (Belgium)

Games declared open by
Adolf Hitler (German chancellor)

Olympic oath read by
Rudolf Ismayr (weightlifting)

Last relay bearer of the Olympic torch
Fritz Schilgen (track and field)

Olympic flame lit by
Fritz Schilgen (track and field)

Journalists
1710

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