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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!

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December 2023 Newsletter

Guyana team pin 2023 CACGGreetings to our members located in 32 nations. We have grown by 24 members since our Directory was issued in April. A four-page 2023 Supplemental Directory containing the new members’ details is found at the end of this newsletter. We have also had to say a sad goodbye to two longtime members who recently passed away: Richard Murray and David Apathy. Articles in this issue include a review of the recent Olympin Festival that was held in Marina del Rey in October. There is also a review on pin trading at the recent Pan Am Games in Santiago, Chile, and a useful article to help you plan your trip to the Paris 2024 Summer Games!

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Bob Beamon Video

Bob BeamonHere's an interesting Vimeo (video) featuring 1968 Olympic gold medalist and still the Olympic world record holder in the long jump, Bob Beamon. The video is just 4:30 in length and includes clips from his Mexico City Olympic exploits. Click here to watch.

When this was filmed in 2023, Bob was attending a jazz concert by the Bone Squad on a beautiful midsummers night in Branford, Connecticut. Hundreds of music lovers were spread out on the village green to hear the jazz ensemble at which Bob was featured as a special guest on percussion. At 77, Bob Beaman is still tall and lean and still in search of challenges.

Pam Litz featured in local newspaper

Pam Litz holding pinsPam Litz is the "cover girl" on the October 5, 2023 issue of The Argonaut, a local Los Angeles publication, speaking about Olympic collecting and how she got started, the Olympin Collectors Club, and of course the upcoming Olympin Festival to be held at the MdR Hotel in Los Angeles. Accompanying photographs are of Bud Kling's fabulous collection. Read all about it by downloading the PDF of the article here.

Gallery - 2023 Olympin Festival
Marina del Rey, California - 12-15 October 2023

Bud Kling’s Highlights of LA tour was a hit! Frances Carey and Gail Bigsby welcome all to the 2023 Festival Kristen, from LA28, chatting with Pete, Jim, Dan, & Karen Mark Maestrone and Alison Brown get acquainted Don enjoying the reception with Ed, Tanya, and Lori New member Robert Durand with Wayne Yutman, Jill, & Diane Ken, Pam, Bud, and Scott greet new member Gary Rhodes Busy Justin Hou took time to stop by the show to see old friends The Argonaut article brought out Vivianne in full Olympic regalia Tim Puttre and Steve Robie check out a few of the auction items Ed & Lori Schneider and Thelma Riehle at Friday night’s banquet Jim and Diane Goddard with new member, Dr. Juve Vela As ordered, a beautiful California evening for the banquet Mario Simonson shared Honav’s plans for Paris 2024 and beyond Our friends from China helped make the show fun! Janet Grissom, Dorie Leo, and Pam Litz on the SoFi Stadium tour Such a fun tour with opportunities to throw an NFL football! "Pro" Tanya Ollick hit the target several times! We all enjoyed sitting on the players’ bench Then it was on to the Cloverfield for a late dinner At the Cloverfield in Santa Monica Another happy group dines at Whiskey Red’s in Marina del Rey Making some last minute deals on Sunday Marcus Denerson with his amazing “every Sam ever” collection Pete peruses Pam’s pins Greg and Mary Rose Denaro joined us from Florida Judge Velarde’s family with Louie Barbosa and Scott Reed Matthew Hotos, Bob Kalmuk, & Mark Fiedler at Sunday’s show Many thanks to Ingrid and to RR Auction, our loyal sponsors Sunday afternoon’s group shot, then fond farewells

Photos: Pam Litz, Jim Goddard, and Bud Kling

Olympin member Ed Schneider created a video of the Festival's events, which can be viewed at: https://clipchamp.com/watch/NIk9NCBp7BF