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The Games of the VIII Olympiad were held in 1924 in Paris, France. Paris was chosen to host the Games over bids of Amsterdam, Berlin, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro and Rome. Jump to: navigation, search 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Jump to: navigation, search Amsterdam Location Country The Netherlands Province North Holland Population 739,295 (1 January 2005) Coordinates 4°54E - 52°22N Website www. ... Jump to: navigation, search Berlin â–¶(?), IPA: , is the capital of Germany and its largest city; the city is now home to 3. ... Jump to: navigation, search The City of Los Angeles (from Spanish; Los Ángeles, ) (full form: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula, English: The Village of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of the Porciuncula River), also known as... Jump to: navigation, search Ipanema beach Cristo Redentor Rio de Janeiros waterfront and the Morro de Castello from the Ilha das Cobras in 1919 by Harriet Chalmers Adams A NASA satellite image of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro (meaning River of January in Portuguese) is the name of... Jump to: navigation, search City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Left-Wing Democrats) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,546,807 almost...

Games of the VIII Olympiad
Nations participating 44
Athletes participating 3,092 (2,956 men, 136 women)
Events 126 in 17 sports
Opening ceremonies May 4, 1924
Closing ceremonies July 27, 1924
Officially opened by President Gaston Doumergue
Athlete's Oath Georges André
Judge's Oath not applicable
Olympic Torch not applicable
Stadium Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir

Contents

Image File history File links Poster of the 1924 olympic games. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Gaston Doumergue, French statesman Pierre-Paul-Henri-Gaston Doumergue (August 11, 1863 at Aigues-Vives, France-June 18, 1937 at Aigues-Vives, France) was a French politician of the Third Republic. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... The Olympic Flame at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics The Olympic Flame or Olympic Fire is a symbol of the Olympic Games. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece sports arena of the Summer Olympic Games. ... The Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir in Paris, France (also known as the Stade Olympique de Colombes, or plain Colombes to the locals) was the main stadium for the 1924 Summer Olympics and had a capacity of 45,000 at the time. ...


Highlights

  • The opening ceremony and several sporting events took place in the Olympic Stadium of Colombes (official name Stade olympique Yves-du-Manoir), which had a capacity of 45,000 in 1924.
  • This VIII Olympiad was the last one organised under the presidency of Pierre de Coubertin.
  • The "Flying Finns" dominated long distance running. Paavo Nurmi won the 1500 m and 5000 m (which were held with only an hour between them) and the cross country run (held in extremely hot weather). Ville Ritola won the 10000 m and the 3000 m steeplechase, while finishing second to Nurmi on the 5000 m and cross country. Albin Stenroos won the marathon, while the Finnish team (with Nurmi and Ritola) was victorious in the 3000 m and cross country team events.
  • British runners Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell won medals in the 100 and 400 m, respectively. Their stories are depicted in the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire.
  • The marathon distance was fixed at 42.195 km, from the distance run at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.
  • Swimmer Johnny Weissmuller won three gold medals and one bronze in water polo.
  • Fencer Roger Ducret of France won five medals, of which three were gold.
  • The Olympic motto "Citius, Altius, Fortius" (Faster, Higher, Stronger), was used for the first time.
  • Ireland was given formal recognition as an independent nation in the Olympic Movement in Paris in 1924 and it was at these games that Ireland made its first appearance in an Olympic Games as an independent nation.
  • Originally called Semaine des Sports d'Hiver ("International Winter Sports Week") and held in association with the 1924 Summer Olympics, the sports competitions held in Chamonix between 25 January and 5 February 1924 were later designated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the I Olympic Winter Games. (1924 Winter Olympics)

Colombes is a city in France, in the northwestern suburbs of Paris. ... Baron Pierre de Coubertin Baron Pierre de Coubertin (January 1, 1863-September 2, 1937), born as Pierre de Frédy, was a French pedagogue and historian, but is best known as the founder of the modern Olympic Games. ... Paavo Nurmi (June 13, 1897 – October 2, 1973) was a Finnish runner. ... Vilho Eino Ville Ritola (January 18, 1896 – April 24, 1982) was a Finnish athlete, specialised in the long distance events. ... The steeplechase was initially a form of horse-racing, but the term is now applied to similar other events as well. ... Oskar Albinus Albin Stenroos (February 25, 1889 - April 30, 1971) was a Finnish athlete, winner of the marathon race at the 1924 Summer Olympics. ... Jump to: navigation, search Modern day marathon runners 1896 Olympic marathon The word marathon refers to a long-distance road running event of 42,195 m (26 miles and 385 yards). ... Harold Maurice Abrahams (December 15, 1899 - January 14, 1978) was a British and (English) athlete. ... Eric Liddell (January 16, 1902 – February 21, 1945) was a Scottish athlete, Rugby Union international and the winner of the Mens 400 metres at the Olympic Games of 1924 held in Paris. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chariots of Fire is a British film released in 1981. ... Jump to: navigation, search Modern day marathon runners 1896 Olympic marathon The word marathon refers to a long-distance road running event of 42,195 m (26 miles and 385 yards). ... The fifth modern Olympic games, originally scheduled to be held in Rome, were instead held in 1908 in London, England. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Weissmuller, left (with actor George OBrien) Johnny Weissmuller (June 2, 1904 – January 20, 1984) was an Austrian-born American swimmer and actor. ... Jump to: navigation, search Greece-Hungary in Naples, Italy Water polo is a team water sport, which can be best described as a combination of swimming, football (soccer), basketball, ice hockey, rugby and wrestling. ... Jump to: navigation, search Russian Ivan Tourchine and American Weston Kelsey fence in the second round of the Olympic Mens Individual Épée event at the Helliniko Fencing Hall on Aug. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Originally called Semaine des Sports dHiver (International Winter Sports Week) and held in association with the 1924 Summer Olympics, the sports competitions held at the foot of Mont Blanc in Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, France between 25 January and 5 February 1924, organised by the French...

Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

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Medal count

(Host nation in bold.)


Top medal-collecting nations:
(for the full table, see 1924 Summer Olympics medal count) This is the full table of the medal count of the 1924 Summer Olympics. ...

1924 Summer Olympics medal count
Pos Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 45 27 27 99
2 Finland 14 13 10 37
3 France 13 15 10 38
4 Great Britain 9 13 12 34
5 Italy 8 3 5 16
6 Switzerland 7 8 10 25
7 Norway 5 2 3 10
8 Sweden 4 13 12 29
9 Netherlands 4 1 5 10
10 Belgium 3 7 3 13

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Nations

Articles about Paris Summer Olympics by nation:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Cuba
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Haiti
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Yugoslavia

See also

The International Olympic Committee is an organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece, and organise this sports event every four years. ... First, an important note for everyone to remember: A few Wikipedians have gotten together to make some suggestions about how we might organize data in articles about sports olympics. ... 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 Site on 1924 Summer Olympics
  • 1924 medal winners - from CBS
  • Picture of the Olympic Stadium of Colombes
  • History of the Olympic Stadium (in French)


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Winter Olympic Games
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¹Not currently recognised as official by the IOC.     ²Cancelled due to war.

 
 

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