Olympic Committee Metal from the 1920 Antwerp Olympics

Olympic Committee Metal from the 1920 Antwerp Olympics

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Description (Brief)
Bronze medal attached to an red, white, and blue ribbon. Long metal bar with "COMMITTEE" written on it is attached to the top of the ribbon. This is also the pin. Metal has bust of athlete and the words, "On Behalf of the City of New York to the Victorious American Athletes on Their Return from the Olympic Games at Antwerp, Belgium 1920.
This John F. Hylan medal was to honor the Olympic athletes returning from the 1920 Antwerp Olympics. This belonged to the donor's father Benjamin Levine. Levine was a participant in the development of amateur sports competition from 1902 as a boy of 13 when he went to work for James Sullivan, President of the Amateur Athletic Union until his retirement from the A.A.U. in 1968. Levine's primary contribution was to Amateur boxing, which he first promoted prior to 1920. He staged the first Golden Gloves and was the Assistant Manager of the U.S. Boxing teams at the 1924 and 1928 Olympic Games and an international jurist in boxing at the Olympics in 1932.
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Object Name
medal, olympic
medal, olympics
Date made
Levine, Ben
Dieges & Clust
place made
United States: New York
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
blue (overall color)
red (overall color)
overall: 1 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 4.445 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bertram Levine
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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