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Encyclopedia > 1924 Olympics

The 1924 Olympics may refer to two things:

The 1924 Winter Olympics took place in Chamonix,France. Panorama of Chamonix valley Aiguille du Midi and Mont Blanc seen from Le Brévent, a paraglider is in the foreground Chamonix Valley seen from the south Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, or more commonly, Chamonix is a town and commune in eastern France, in the Haute-Savoie département, at the...

The 1924 Summer Olympics took place in Paris,France. The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ...

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In 1921, on the convention of the IOC in Lausanne, there was a call for equality for wintersports, and after much discussion it is decided to organise an "international week of winter sport" in 1924 in Chamonix.
At the closing of the games a prize was awarded for a sport that didn't lend itself very well for tournaments: Pierre de Coubertin presented a prize for alpinisme to Charles Bruce, the leader of the expedition that tried to climb Mount Everest in 1922.
In February 2006 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ruled that curling was a full part of the olympic program, and have included the medals awarded in the official count.
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Albina Osipowich ’33, Olympic swimmer in 1928 at the age of seventeen, won two gold medals, the first in the 100 metres with a record-breaking time of 1:1, the second as a member of the 400-metre relay team.
Jonathan Smith ’83 rowed in the Olympics in Los Angeles in 1984 and in Seoul in 1988.
Archie Hahn was the winner of three titles, the 60-metre, the 100-metre and the 200-metre in 1904 and the 100-metre in the off-year Olympics held in Athens in 1906.
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