2023-2024 Club Pins

2023/2024 Member Pins

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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!

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Paris 2024 -- Table Reservations Now Open!

AICO House logoEntrance to the House of Olympic Collectors is free. Tables may be reserved in 4-hour time slots, thus allowing as many people as possible to have a space to exhibit what they want and interact with visitors. Everyone will be able to book, within the limits of available slots.

20 tables will be available for collectors to trade, sell or buy Olympic or sports pins and memorabilia. A 4-hour session per day per collector can be booked, depending on availability, for the low price of €10. Reservations are made on the AICO website which hosts the following page:

https://aicolympic.org/2024-olympic-collectors-house/tables-registration/ 

 

Paris 2024 House of Olympic Collectors

AICO House logoAICO and AFCOS (the French collector group), are pleased to announce that Olympic collectors of all kinds, who are passionate for a day or a lifetime, will have the privilege of meeting, and trading in a unique place, open to all. At the heart of the celebrations, near Club France, at the Parc des Nations in Paris la Villette, the Folie des Merveilles de Villette MAKERZ, a true collaborative and creative setting, will become the House of the French and International Association of Olympic Collectors. It will host two major cultural events throughout the Olympic Games revolving around Olympic collections and collectors, labelled "Cultural Olympiad" by Paris 2024

For more information, please download the press release.

June 2024 Newsletter

Tahiti Paris 2024 surfing pinGreetings to our 500 members located in 32 nations.
A special welcome to the 13 new members who joined since we issued the Supplemental Member Directory in the December newsletter. This issue has the latest news on the 2024 Olympin Festival, which will be held in Atlanta in early November. Included in this issue are some wonderful articles related to the upcoming Paris 2024 Summer Olympic Games! Also, we have a new contributor from China who has submitted an interesting pair of articles about collecting NOC pins at the Hangzhou Asian Games - which could impact Paris 2024 pins.

To view the newsletter, please log in to the Members Area of the website.

2025 WOCF Awarded to Prague - 29 May to 1 June

Prague CastleOn 27 February 2024, the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage officially awarded the organization of the XXVIII World Olympic Collectors’ Fair to Prague 2025 (Czech Republic). This event, jointly organised by AICO and OLYMPSPORT will bring together Olympic collectors from all over the world from 29 May to 1 June 2025 to share and discuss their passion and Olympic culture. The WOCF will be in the same dates as the historical IOC Congress held 100 years ago. The Organizing Committee is already in place to ensure the success of this event, to which all collectors and enthusiasts of Olympism are invited. The official announcement may be read here.

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