2021/2022 Member Pins
Club pins since 1983

Welcome to Olympin

If you are visiting our site because you are a collector of Olympic pins or other memorabilia relating to the greatest sporting event on earth, then you have found the right place. The Olympin Collectors Club is a non-profit group reaching some 500 members in over 30 countries. It is the oldest active pin club in the pin world, recognized for its integrity, reliability and quick service. We invite you to relax, surf around our website and then join us!

AIWOS Awards Ceremony Announcement

Shlomi InterviewOn Saturday, 2 October 2021, join your fellow Olympic and sports collectors from around the world for the Awards Ceremony for the First Virtual International Exhibition of Olympic Collections. The event will be broadcast live on Zoom starting at 7:00AM PT /10:00AM ET. The invitation and schedule of events may be viewed here. For the Zoom link, click here. Don't forget to vote for your favorite exhibits. Deadline is October 1!

September 2021 Newsletter

Shlomi InterviewGreetings to our 507 Olympin members around the world. This newsletter is a few weeks late, but hopefully you will understand when you see the size of it, and the exceptional content submitted by several dedicated members. Highlights include four members views of pin trading while at the Tokyo Games. Once again, Steve Robie has provided invaluable information of NOC pins at the Games. We think this newsletter may be the Official Pin Collecting Report for 2021!
To read this exciting issue, check your email box for our eBlast with a download link to this newsletter. You may also log into the Members-Only Area where all issues are available!

Shlomi Tsafrir: 2 Interviews in Tokyo

Shlomi InterviewOlympin Club member, Shlomi Tsafrir, is interviewed by a reporter from China News Agency at his store in Tokyo, Japan during the Tokyo Olympic Games. Shlomi invites the reporter into his store to view many fascinating pieces of Olympic memorabilia including the 1964 Olympics official badges of which he is the only collector to have a full set. This 5:30 interview is conducted entirely in English and is wonderful publicity for our hobby!

In a second interview with CNN, Shlomi speaks more about pin trading and the lack of it at these 2020 Tokyo Games.

2021 Olympin Club Memorabilia Show, Atlanta

Time to make your reservations for this year's Olympin Club Memorabilia Show in Atlanta. The show is being held from November 4-7 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta. No charge to attend. A reception/live auction is planned for Friday night and a banquet for table holders and show attendees is planned for Saturday night. For more information, please visit the official Memorabilia Show website

Olympin member Shlomi Tsafrir interviewed on CNN

Shlomi Tsafrir CNN interviewOlympin Club member, Shlomi Tsafrir, was featured along with a Japanese Olympic superfan in a CNN news piece broadcast yesterday evening (22 June 2021) here in the U.S. CNN visited Shlomi at his home in Nagano, in which, he admits with a little prompting, that in "almost every drawer, every cupboard you open ... something Olympic will pop up!" Shlomi's segment begins at about the 1:00 mark, however you'll enjoy the entire 3-1/2 minute segment: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/22/sport/japan-olympics-superfans-hnk-dst-spt-intl/index.html

Gallery - 2019 Boston Olympin Festival
Boston, Massachusetts - 6-8 September 2019

Boston weather was perfect: in the 70s, sunny, and beautiful! Peng Xu started collecting in Beijing in 2008. Mark Fiedler, Pete Wade, Domenico DiPinto and Bob Kalmuk. Pam Litz explains pin trading to Bostonian Jeanette Ferreira. Lois Holloway, Mark Chestnut and Pam Litz. Jill and Alison gather stories for their podcast Olympic Fever. Ken Weiss displays his NOC traders. Dorie Leo, Bob Kalmuk, Sid Marantz, Dave Apathy and Doug Todd. Domenico joins us once again from Italy. Dave and Mark examining some Olympic treasures. Our auction helps to defray the costs of the show. At the pre-banquet reception. Festival chair Jon Becker welcomes all to the banquet. Members from 14 states and 4 different countries reunite. A sumptuous buffet was laid out for the Olympin banquet. Jousting for that extra show pin!

Photos: P. Litz and E. Schneider

Past galleries may be viewed here