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Encyclopedia > 1900 Summer Olympics
Games of the II Olympiad

Host city Paris, France
Nations participating 24
Athletes participating 997
Events 95 in 19 sports[1]
Opening ceremony May 14, 1900[2]
Closing ceremony October 28, 1900[2]
Officially opened by
Stadium Vélodrome de Vincennes

The 1900 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, were held in 1900 in Paris, France. Despite Greek efforts to keep the Games in their country, the International Olympic Committee decided to hold them at a different place each Games. The Games competed for visitors with the 1900 World's Fair, which was also held at Paris at the same time. The 1900 Games also marked the first participation by female athletes. Download high resolution version (468x744, 119 KB) This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur Tossed by the waves, she does not founder Coordinates : , Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) Administration Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Département Paris (75) Région ÃŽle-de-France Mayor Bertrand Delanoë (PS) City (commune) Characteristics Land Area 86. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday. ... 1628 - The Siege of La Rochelle, which had been ongoing for 14 months, ends with Huguenot surrender 1664 - The Duke of York and Albanys Maritime Regiment of Foot later to be known as the Royal Marines is established. ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday. ... The Olympiako Stadio Athinas Spyros Louis in Athens, used in the 2004 Summer Olympics. ... The Vélodrome de Vincennes was a stadium in the Vincennes area of Paris. ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur Tossed by the waves, she does not founder Coordinates : , Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) Administration Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Département Paris (75) Région ÃŽle-de-France Mayor Bertrand Delanoë (PS) City (commune) Characteristics Land Area 86. ... Bold textralf is gay IOC redirects here. ... The Exposition Universelle of 1900 was a worlds fair held in Paris, France, to celebrate the achievements of the past century and to accelerate development into the next. ...

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Highlights

  • Alvin Kraenzlein won the 60 metres, the 110 metres, the 220 metre hurdles, and the long jump events; as of 2005, these four individual gold medals are still a record for a track and field athlete. For his victory in the long jump, he was allegedly punched in the face by his rival Meyer Prinstein, who was prevented from competing in the final by officials of Syracuse University, because it was scheduled for a Sunday.
  • Charlotte Cooper was the first woman to become Olympic champion after winning the women's singles tennis competition.
  • Three marathon runners from the United States contested the result saying the French runners who got first and second places took a short cut, and the proof was they were the only contestants not spattered with mud. The IOC only confirmed the results twelve years later.

Alvin Christian Kraenzlein (December 12, 1876-January 6, 1928) was an American athlete. ... Hurdling is running over obstacles. ... Myer Prinstein (1878-10. ... Tennis player Charlotte Reinagle Cooper (September 22, 1871 - October 10, 1967) was born in Ealing, Middlesex, England where, as a young lady, she was a member of the Ealing Lawn Tennis Club. ... A tennis net Tennis is a sport played between either two players (Singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). Players use a stringed racquet to strike a ball, a hollow rubber ball covered in felt, over a net into the opponents court. ...

Sports

20 disciplines, comprising 19 sports, were part of the Olympic program in Paris. Weightlifting and wrestling had been dropped since the 1896 Summer Olympics, but 13 new ones were added. Swimming and water polo are considered to be two disciplines within the single sport called aquatics in the Olympic context. The 1896 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. ...

At the 1900 Summer Olympics, seven archery events were contested. ... At the 1900 Summer Olympics, twenty-three athletics events were contested. ... At the 1900 Summer Olympics, a pelota tournament was contested. ... At the 1900 Summer Olympics, a cricket tournament was contested. ... At the 1900 Summer Olympics, three croquet events were contested. ... At the 1900 Summer Olympics, three cycling events were contested. ... At the 1900 Summer Olympics, five equestrian events were contested. ... Italo Santelli (left) and Jean-Baptiste Mimiague competing in the masters foil event. ... At the 1900 Summer Olympics, a football tournament was contested for the first time. ... At the 1900 Summer Olympics, two golf events were contested. ... At the 1900 Summer Olympics, one gymnastics event was contested. ... At the 1900 Summer Olympics, a polo tournament was contested. ... At the 1900 Summer Olympics, five rowing evenst were contested. ... Rugby union[1] was played at the 1900 Summer Olympics in ParisAt the 1900 Summer Olympics. ... At the 1900 Summer Olympics, thirteen sailing events were contested. ... At the 1900 Summer Olympics, eight shooting events were contested. ... At the 1900 Summer Olympics, seven swimming events were contested. ... The final results of the Tennis competition at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. ... At the 1900 Summer Olympics, a tug of war tournament was contested. ... At the 1900 Summer Olympics, a water polo tournament was contested. ...

Medal count

Gold, silver, and bronze medals were retroactively awarded by the International Olympic Committee to reflect later practice of awarding such medals to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place competitors, respectively. Early Olympic Games, such as the 1900 Summer Olympics, had no set schedule of awards. Bold textralf is gay IOC redirects here. ...


(Host nation highlighted.)

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 France France 26 41 34 92
2 United States United States 19 14 14 47
3 Great Britain and Ireland Great Britain and Ireland 15 6 9 30
4 Mixed team Mixed team 6 3 3 12
5 Switzerland Switzerland 6 2 1 9
6 Belgium 5 5 5 15
7 Germany Germany 4 2 2 8
8 Italy 2 1 0 3
9 Australia Australia 2 0 3 5
10 Denmark Denmark 1 3 2 6
Hungary Hungary 1 3 2 6
Further information: 1900 Summer Olympics medal count

Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris under the IOC country code GBR. It was the second appearance of the European nation. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Olympic_Movement. ... Early Olympic Games allowed for individuals in a team to be from different nations. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_German_Empire. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy_(1861-1946). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary from 1867 to 1918 File links The following pages link to this file: 1896 Summer Olympics Tennis at the 1896 Summer Olympics Swimming at the 1896 Summer Olympics Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics 1906 Summer Olympics 1912 Summer Olympics 1908 Summer Olympics 1904... This is the full table of the medal count of the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. ...

Nations

participants
participants

The following nations sent competitors to the 1900 Olympic Games, according to the IOC. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1355x627, 44 KB) Countries which participated in the 1900 Summer Olympics, as listed at the olympic games museum, derived from blank world map. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1355x627, 44 KB) Countries which participated in the 1900 Summer Olympics, as listed at the olympic games museum, derived from blank world map. ...

Some sources also list athletes from the following nations as having competed at these Games. Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina_(alternative). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Habsburg_Monarchy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bohemia. ... Flag of Bohemia Bohemia competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada-1868-Red. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_German_Empire. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Flag of the United States The United States competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris under the IOC country code USA. It was the second appearance of the American nation. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece_(1828-1978). ... Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary from 1867 to 1918 File links The following pages link to this file: 1896 Summer Olympics Tennis at the 1896 Summer Olympics Swimming at the 1896 Summer Olympics Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics 1906 Summer Olympics 1912 Summer Olympics 1908 Summer Olympics 1904... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy_(1861-1946). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico_1823. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Axis Powers Flag of Romania Categories: Flag images ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Image File history File links Spain1785. ... Image File history File links Swedish_norwegian_union_flag. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links US_45_Star_Flag. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Haiti_civil. ... Image File history File links Persia1906. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Luxembourg. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Peru. ...

Notes

  1. ^ The IOC site for the 1900 Olympic Games claims 18 sports, but lists 19 when the "18" is clicked on. The site includes the two disciplines of swimming and water polo in the single sport "aquatics".
  2. ^ a b There were no actual ceremonies for either the opening or closing of the Games. Dates listed are for the beginning and end of competition.

See also

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) allocates three-letter country codes to all National Olympic Committees and other groups competing in the Olympic Games. ...

External links

  • IOC Paris 1900 Page
  • Official Report in (French)
Olympic Games

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Medal counts For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... This article gives lists of Olympic medalists for those Olympic Games sports where such lists have been created in Wikipedia. ... The International Olympic Committee (IOC) allocates three-letter country codes to all National Olympic Committees and other groups competing in the Olympic Games. ...

Summer Games

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Winter Games

1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940)2, (1944)2, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games or the Olympic Winter Games, are a winter multi-sport event held every four years. ... The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. ... The II Olympic Winter Games were held in 1928 in Sankt-Moritz, Switzerland. ... The 1932 Winter Olympics, officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1932 in Lake Placid, New York, United States. ... The 1936 Winter Olympics, officially known as the IV Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1936 in the villages of Garmisch and Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany. ... The anticipated V Olympic Winter Games were cancelled due to World War II. They were to have been held in Sapporo, Japan. ... The anticipated V Olympic Winter Games were cancelled due to World War II. They were to have been held in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy. ... The V Olympic Winter Games were held in St. ... The VI Olympic Winter Games were held in 1952 in Oslo, Norway. ... The VII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1956 in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy. ... The VIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1960 in Squaw Valley, USA. Alexander Cushing, the creator of the resort, campaigned vigorously to win the Games. ... The 1964 Winter Olympics, officially known as the IX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1964 in Innsbruck, Austria. ... See also: 1968 Winter Paralympics The X Olympic Winter Games were held in 1968 Grenoble, France and opened on February 6. ... The XI Olympic Winter Games were held in 1972 in Sapporo, Japan. ... The XII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria. ... The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America. ... The 1984 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIV Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1984 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia. ... The 1988 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XV Olympic Winter Games, were held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and opened by Governor General Jeanne Sauvé. The Olympics were highly successful financially as they brought in million-dollar profits. ... The 1992 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1992 in Albertville, France. ... The XVII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. ... The XVIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... Neve and Gliz, the 2006 Olympics mascots, on display in Turin The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were held in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. ... The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, are the next Winter Olympics, scheduled to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2010. ... The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXII Olympic Winter Games, will be celebrated in 2014, and are an international winter sports athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). ... The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, will be celebrated in 2018, and are an international winter sports athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). ... The 2022 Winter Olympics, formally called the XXIV Olympic Winter Games is an event that the International Olympic Committee has yet to organize. ...

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