1908 Summer Olympics
The Olympics were originally scheduled to be held in Rome; however, Mount Vesuvius erupted on 7 April 1906. The natural disaster caused a financial strain on the Italian government. Then the venue was changed to London. The costs of the games were covered by donations.
Participating nations[change | change source]
A total of 22 nations sent athletes to compete at the London games. They were:
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References[change | change source]
- At the time, they were the fifth modern Olympic games. However, it was later decided that the 1906 Summer Olympics would not be considered an official Olmpiad.
- Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), "1908 London Summer Games" Archived 2020-04-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-7-23.
- Zarnowski, C. Frank. "A Look at Olympic Costs," Archived 2018-12-25 at the Wayback Machine Citius, Altius, Fortius (US). Summer 1992, Vol. 1, Issue 1, p. 20 [5 of 17 PDF]; retrieved 2012-7-24.
- Taking part in the games for the first time were Argentina, Finland, Turkey, and New Zealand (as part of the team from Australasia).
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to 1908 Summer Olympics at Wikimedia Commons