2023-2024 Club Pins

2023/2024 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!

June 2023 Newsletter

2023 Arctic Winter Games buffalo pinGreetings to all our members! This “June” newsletter was delayed so we could fill you in on the very successful World Olympic Collectors Fair held in Paris in late June. Also covered is an update on the upcoming Olympin Festival to be held in October in Marina del Rey, a tribute to Jim Greensfelder who passed away suddenly on March 28, 2023, and an update on various Games to be held in the Americas.

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2023 Olympin Club Festival - Make your reservations now!

Venice Pier and palmtrees at SunsetThe 2023 Olympin Collectors Club Festival will be held October 12-15, 2023 at the MdR DoubleTree Hotel in Marina del Rey near Los Angeles. The show will be held in the ballroom of the hotel, which is located in the Villa Marina Marketplace with shops, restaurants, and an AMC multiplex all within walking distance. Lots of activities are in the planning stages. You can make your hotel, table, and banquet reservations through the festival website which is now online.

Podcast on Olympic Pin Collecting

Tim Loves Olympics Blog LogoJoin Olympin Club member Tim Puttre for his podcast on Olympic pin collecting. Recorded during last year's Olympin Festival in Colorado Springs, Tim is joined by experts in the field. His guests on the show include Scott Reed and Don Bigsby of Olympin, as well as Mario Simonson, the owner, and CEO of Honav USA. They discuss the history of Olympic pin collecting, the different types of pins, and tips for those who are interested in collecting. The podcast may be downloaded here.

2023-2024 Member Directory now available!

member iconThe new 2023-2024 Olympin Club Member Directory is now available. You should have already received a copy via an Olympin eBlast. Alternatively, the Directory will always be available on the Olympin Club website in the Members Area (you will need to log in to view it). If you discover any errors in your listing, please let Don know so we can make corrections.

Gallery - 2022 Olympin Festival
Colorado Springs, Colorado - 3-6 November 2022

Gail & Don Bigsby, Diane Goddard and Teri Hedgpeth welcome all Ernie & Ernesto Sanchez enjoy the Welcome Reception Catching up with old friends at the Welcome Reception The City Auditorium marquee announces the Olympin Show On Friday the show begins in the City Auditorium! Dan Presburger, Chuck Jones, Jack Chestnut discuss a deal Ed Schneider and Mark Haberl at the show Ben Liu checks out the tables Archives: Danielle Claudio presents Olympians & Paralympians Ingrid ONeil & Conrad Klinkner admire the swag at the Archives Thelma Riehle chats with Paralympian Morgan Flaharty Bud Kling, Pete Wade, Jim & Mary Kendell await their tour Gail & Don Bigsby enjoy their tour at the Archives Mark Haberl captures part of Gordy Crawfords badge donation Behind the scenes in a special backroom at the Archives David Apathy & Michael Bowlby make a new friend Modern pentathlete Sammy Schultz with Scott & Delphine Reed Pam Litz & Janet Grissom with USOP Foundation staff members Lots of action at Olympian Cindy Stingers table on Saturday! Mary & Jim Kendell and Bob Kalmuk enjoy reconnecting Karen Rosen visits with Olympic diving legend Greg Louganis Olympians Louganis, Michelle Dusserre-Farrell & Cindy Stinger Wrestler Morgan Flaharty & friend drop by to trade Brian Carberry volunteers to sell USA shooting & skating garb Scott Reed is master of all he surveys Starry Saturday night & a festive dinner at the USOP Museum Luis Rojas trades pins with an enthusiastic museum staffer Jim Goddard and Pete Wade confer at the silent auction Chris Buzeta cannot resist trying to hold a torch Ernesto & Ernie Sanchez place bids at the Eddie Auction Beautifully displayed USOP Museum exhibits

Photos: Helge Braathen, Brian Carberry, Danielle Claudio, Jim & Diane Goddard,
Pam Litz, Ben Liu, Ed Schneider, Robin Schneider, Nicholas Wolaver