Olympic Games Participation Medals : Olympic Games Participation Medals donated by Gordy Crawford.
Melbourne 1956
Olympic Games Melbourne 1956 Participation Medal

Front: Olympic motto, "Citius, Altius, Fortius," within circle of athletes marching in pairs following Olympic flag bearer.

Back: Olympic rings over Melbourne coat of arms with kangaroo in center of rings. Legend: "Olympic Games Melbourne 1956" above.
Medals presented in plastic case.

Designer: Andor Meszaros
Mint: K.G. Luke, Melbourne, Australia
Fun fact(s):
Andor Meszros designed several variations of this medal with different purposes, including for cultural contributions.
More Info:
Participation medals were made of bronze and given to athletes and officials.
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