Proficiency Medal, (in bronze, 1914-1926)
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The Proficiency Medal was established by the Dutch Olympic Committee in 1914, but the competition and its awards were taken over by the Dutch Sports Federation in 1959. It is permitted for wear on military uniforms.
It is awarded for the successful completion of athletic proficiency tests. These proficiency tests have included such activities as swimming, running, and martial arts, amongst others.
There are three versions of the medal that differ in size and inscription according to changes in administration. The first two versions feature an obverse inscription that can be translated to "For Skilled Proficiency," and a reverse inscription that stands for "Nederlands Olympich Comité" (Dutch Olympic Committee), but they differ in size. The third version also features an obverse inscription that can be translated to "For Skilled Proficiency," and a reverse inscription that stands for "Nederlandse Sport Federatie" (Dutch Sports Federation).
The Bronze Medal is awarded after the successful completion of one proficiency test. From 1914-1959, a bronze "2" clasp was awarded for successfully completing two tests.
There may be additional versions of the Bronze Medal that vary in size.
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