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1924 Summer Olympics

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Games of the VIII Olympiad
Emblem of the 1924 Summer Olympics
Host cityParis, France
Athletes3,089 (2,954 men, 135 women)
Events126 in 17 sports (23 disciplines)
Opening5 July
Closing27 July
Opened by
StadiumStade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Antwerp 1920 Amsterdam 1928
Chamonix 1924 St Moritz 1928
John Weismuller became notable when he won three gold medals in swimming at the 1924 games

The 1924 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VIII Olympiad, were held at Paris in France.[2]

The games were thought to be successful, but costly. The events were well attended.[3]

Participating nations[change | change source]

A total of 44 nations sent athletes to compete at the Paris games.[4]

Germany was not invited to participate.[5]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

Countries at the 1924 Olympics
  1. "Factsheet - Opening Ceremony of the Games f the Olympiad" (PDF) (Press release). International Olympic Committee. 13 September 2013. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 August 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  2. Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), "1924 Paris Summer Games" Archived 2008-07-07 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-7-24.
  3. 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. 21 [6 of 17 PDF]; retrieved 2012-7-24.
  4. Taking part in the games for the first time were Ecuador, Haiti, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Philippines, Poland and Uruguay.
  5. Guttmann, Allen. (1992). The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games, p. 38.

Other websites[change | change source]

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