Lot 624: 1936 Second Maccabiah Winter Games 1st place prize medal, bronze, 65.
November 7, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 1936 Second Maccabiah Winter Games 1st place prize medal, bronze, 65.5mm., obverse with stylized figure wearing the Maccabiah emblem, ski jump, skater in mountainous background, above a shield dated 18.2, and the winner's position 1, Czech legend notes games location, Banskß Bystrica, Slovakia, reverse Maccabiah emblem, Hebrew legend, in original fitted case The Maccabiah Games were first held in Tel Aviv in 1932 as an international multi-sport event, and is sometimes referred to as the "Jewish Olympics." A winter Maccabiah was first held in Poland in 1933. The present medal comes from the 2nd Winter Maccabiah which was staged February 18th to 22nd, 1936, in Banska Bystrica the in Czechoslovakia. 2,000 athletes participated from 12 participating nations. This was to prove the last time a winter Maccabiah was held, with no attempts to revive it after the 2nd World War-although the Maccabi World Union still runs smaller regional winter games to date.
Notes: Olympic Games