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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!

Brisbane set to be named host of 2032 Olympics next month (10 June 2021)

Brisbane 2032It has just been announced that the International Olympic Committee's Executive Board has recommended that Brisbane, Australia be awarded the 2032 Olympic Games. It will be up to the full IOC to vote for the Queensland city at their upcoming session in Tokyo two days prior to the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

For more, please read the ESPN news item.

New York Times Article: "Their Olympics Are Already Canceled" (29 May 2021)

"The collapse of the pin trading market will hardly register amid the more than $15 billion cost of the Tokyo Games, but for avid traders, it’s a huge letdown."

In this New York Times article, Olympin Club members, Bud Kling and Sid Marantz are interviewed about the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games and how the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic will impact pin trading.

Read the entire interview by clicking here.

AIWOS 2021 - AICO Virtual Exhibition - Regulations

AWOS 2021 logoWe are excited to announce that the Regulations for the upcoming inaugural AIWOS 2021 Exhibition are now available along with the Schedule for the event.

This will be the first time that Olympic and sports memorabilia and pin collectors, along with stamp collectors, will have the opportunity to exhibit their collections in competition.

Be a part of the history and heritage of the Olympic Games! As the Olympin Collectors Club is an AICO member association, all Olympin members are invited to participate by exhibiting their collections free of charge.

This information is also available on the AICO website: aicolympic.org/aiwos2021.
In the meantime, you may direct any questions to: aiwos2021@aicolympic.org.

March 2021 Newsletter

Olympic Design book coversWe delayed this newsletter to include the announcement
regarding foreign spectators at the Tokyo Olympics along with an update on Coca-Cola's pin collecting plans for Tokyo 2020.

Make sure to read the spectacular book review by
Ron Finnigan of Markus Osterwalder's new tour de force, “Olympic Games – The Design.” And don't miss our other articles on efforts to bring Olympic pin collecting to the new US Olympic Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs, a presentation of the two new logos for the Milano Cortina 2026 Olympic Winter Games, and more Facebook pages of potential interest to Olympic collectors of all stripes.

Also in this issue, Don Bigsby explains the new pin collecting categories available to members, highlighting an entire section devoted to Paralympic pins. Don encourages all members to check out their individual online profiles to verify that their pin collecting activities are current and correct before the new 2021-2022 Member Directory is generated. Deadline for changes is May 1!

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