Olympic Games Participation Medals : Olympic Games Participation Medals donated by Gordy Crawford.
Helsinki 1952
Olympic Games Helsinki 1952 Participation Medal

Front: Stylized athletes heads superimposed over Olympic stadium with legend: "Helsinki 1952, Hellsingfors."

Back: Male and female athletes holding torches over Olympic rings. Legend: "XV Olympia."
Medals presented in paper box.

Designer: Kauk Rasanen
Mint: Veljekset Sundqvist Oy
Fun fact(s):
Finnish sculptor Kauko Rasanen won his first prize at the age of 25 when his design was chosen for the participation medals. Rasanen is known for his sculptural medals that resemble three-dimensional miniature sculptures.
More Info:
Participation medals were made from bronze and given to athletes and officials.
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