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Encyclopedia > 1928 Summer Olympics
Games of the IX Olympiad

Logo of the 1928 Summer Olympics

Host city Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nations participating 46
Athletes participating 2,883 (2,606 men, 277 women)
Events 109 in 15 sports
Opening ceremony July 28
Closing ceremony August 12
Officially opened by Prince Hendrik
Athlete's Oath Harry Dénis
Judge's Oath None
Olympic Torch None
Stadium Olympisch Stadion
The Olympisch Stadion in 1928
The Olympisch Stadion in 1928

The 1928 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IX Olympiad, were celebrated in 1928 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Amsterdam had made a bid for the 1920 and 1924 Olympic Games, but had to give way to war-victim Belgium and De Coubertin's Paris before finally being awarded with the organisation. The only other candidate city was Los Angeles. Los Angeles would eventually host the Olympics four years later. For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Heinrich, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, (April 19, 1876 - July 3, 1934), was the Prince of the Netherlands as he was the husband of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... Henri (Harry) Léonard Barthélémi Dénis (born August 28, 1896 in Den Haag – died July 13, 1971 in Den Haag) was a football (soccer) player from the Netherlands, who represented his home country at three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1920. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... The flame at the 2002 Winter Olympics The Olympic Flame, Olympic Fire, Olympic Torch, Olympic Light, Olympic Eye, and Olympic Sun are all names for an important marketing promotion and symbol of the Olympic Games. ... Montreals Olympic Stadium The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece stadium of the Summer Olympic Games. ... The Olympic Stadium The Olympisch Stadion was built as the main stadium for the 1928 Summer Olympics. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... His statue at the Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


The United States Olympic Committee measured the costs and revenue of the 1928 Games in preparation for the 1932 Summer Olympics. The committee reported a total cost of US$1.183 million with receipts of US$1.165 million for a loss of US$18,000 (much smaller than the previous celebration's financial loss).[1] The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is a non-profit organization that serves as the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for the United States and coordinates the relationship between the United States Anti-Doping Agency and the World Anti-Doping Agency and various international sports federations. ... The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, were held in 1932 in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... USD redirects here. ...

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Highlights

  • For the first time, the Olympic Flame was lit during the Olympics. The torch relay, however, would not occur until the 1936 Summer Olympics.
  • For the first time, the parade of nations started with Greece, which holds the origins of the Olympics, and ended with the host country, a tradition which continues today.
  • Athletics events were held on a 400 metre track and would become the standard for athletics tracks.
  • Johnny Weissmuller, who later appeared in several Tarzan movies, won two gold medals in swimming.
  • Max Bougeard of Bradford - On - Avon, England won his 120th and final gold medal by finishing first in the 10000 m. He still holds his 100m world record time of 9.25s.
  • Canada's Percy Williams surprised everyone by winning both the 100 m and 200 m sprint events.
  • South American football made a definite breakthrough, as Uruguay retained its title by defeating Argentina.
  • India took its first ever gold in field hockey, the beginning of a winning streak which continued until 1956 with six gold medals won during the period.
  • The first appearance of the sponsor Coca-Cola at the Olympic Games.
  • These games were the first to bear the name "Summer Olympic Games".
  • Germany, which had last entered the Olympic games in 1912, had been scheduled to host the 1916 games in Berlin, and had been banned in 1920 and 1924, ranked second in the medal count.

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Selection of the host city

Frederik van Tuyll van Serooskerken first proposed Amsterdam as host city for the Summer Olympic Games in 1912, even before the Netherlands Olympic Committee was established. In 1916, the Olympic Games were cancelled due to World War I. In 1919, the Netherlands Olympic Committee abandoned the proposal of Amsterdam in favour of their support of the nomination of Antwerp as host city for the 1920 Summer Olympics. In 1921, the city of Paris was selected for the 1924 Summer Olympics on the condition that the 1928 Summer Olympics would be organized in Amsterdam. This decision, supported by the Netherlands Olympic Committee, was announced by the International Olympic Committee on June 2, 1921. The decision was disputed by the Americans, but their request to allocate the 1928 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles was without success in 1922 and again in 1923. Los Angeles was eventually selected as host city for the 1932 Summer Olympics.[2] Poster for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Antwerp (disambiguation). ... The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were held in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... The Games of the VIII Olympiad were held in 1924 in Paris, France. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, were held in 1932 in Los Angeles, California, United States. ...


Sports

Eight Dutch stamps from 1928, showing different sports of the 1928 Summer Olympics
Eight Dutch stamps from 1928, showing different sports of the 1928 Summer Olympics

During the Summer Olympics, there were 15 sports and 109 events in the tournament. In parentheses is the number of events per sport.[2]

Women's athletics and gymnastics debuted at these Olympic, in spite of criticism. Halina Konopacka of Poland became the first female Olympic track and field champion. The 800 metre run ended with several of the competitors being completely exhausted, so running events for women longer than 200 metres were not included in the Olympics until the 1960s. 27 athletics events, 22 for men and 5 for women, were held in 1928. ... Final results for the Boxing competition at the 1928 Summer Olympics // Medals Results Flyweight 112 lb (51 kg) Bantamweight 118 lb (53. ... The cycling competition at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam consisted of two road cycling events and four track cycling events, all for men only. ... At the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, four diving events were contested. ... The Equestrian Events at the 1928 Summer Olympics included Dressage, Eventing, and Show Jumping. ... At the 1928 Summer Olympics, five fencing events were contested. ... The 1928 Olympic football tournament, won with difficulty by Uruguay from their bitter rivals Argentina, would be the precursor to the first FIFA World Cup held in 1930 in Uruguay. ... At the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, eight events in gymnastics were contested. ... Final results for the Hockey competition at the 1928 Summer Olympics: Only a mens competition occurred that year. ... At the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, a single modern pentathlon event was contested. ... Rowing at the 1928 Summer Olympics featured 7 events, for men only. ... 12 foot dinghy individual Mixed 6m Mixed 8m Mixed Categories: 1928 Summer Olympics ... At the 1928 Summer Olympics, 11 swimming events were contested. ... Final results for the water polo tournament at the 1928 Summer Olympics: Categories: | ... The weightlifting competition at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam consisted of five weight classes, all for men only. ... At the 1928 Summer Olympics, thirteen wrestling events were contested, for all men. ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ... Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, gracefulness, and kinesthetic awareness, and includes such skills as handsprings, handstands, split leaps, aerials and cartwheels. ... Halina Konopacka(1900-89), famous athleet, first polish Olympic Champion(1928, Amsterdam). ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ...


Tennis disappeared from the programme, only to reappear in 1968 as a demonstration sport. For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ...


Demonstration sports

These Games also included art competitions, which the IOC no longer considers as official medal events. Impression of the game of Kaatsen Kaatsen is a traditional Dutch/Frisian sport, related to American handball and fives, that is most commonly practiced by people from the northern province of Fryslân/Friesland. ... A korfball match in the Netherlands between Trekvogels and OZC Korfball (Dutch: Korfbal) is a team ball game, similar in many ways to mixed netball. ... Lacrosse was a demonstration sport at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. ...


Participating nations

Participants
Participants

A total of 46 nations were represented at the Amsterdam Games. Malta, Panama, and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) competed at the Olympic Games for the first time. Germany returned after having been deliberately not invited in 1920 and 1924.[3] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 370 pixel Image in higher resolution (1357 × 628 pixel, file size: 30 KB, MIME type: image/png) Countries which participated in the 1928 Summer Olympics, as listed at the olympic games museum, derived from blank world map. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 370 pixel Image in higher resolution (1357 × 628 pixel, file size: 30 KB, MIME type: image/png) Countries which participated in the 1928 Summer Olympics, as listed at the olympic games museum, derived from blank world map. ... Flag Anthem God Save the Queen Capital Salisbury Language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy Monarch  - 1923-1936 George V  - 1936 Edward VIII  - 1936-1952 George VI  - 1952-1980¹ Elizabeth II Governor  - 1923-1928 Sir John Robert Chancellor  - 1959-1969² Sir Humphrey Gibbs  - 1979-1980 Lord Soames Premier, then Prime Minister...

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Medal count

These are the top ten nations that won medals at these Games. This is the full table of the medal count of the 1928 Summer Olympics. ...

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States United States 22 18 16 56
2 Germany 10 7 14 31
3 Finland Finland 8 8 9 25
4 Sweden Sweden 7 6 12 25
5 Italy Italy 7 5 7 19
6 Switzerland Switzerland 7 4 4 15
7 France France 6 10 5 21
8 Netherlands Netherlands (host nation) 6 9 4 19
9 Hungary Hungary 4 5 0 9
10 Canada Canada 4 4 7 15

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References

  1. ^ Zarnowski, C. Frank (Summer 1992). "A Look at Olympic Costs". Citius, Altius, Fortius 1 (1): 16-32. Retrieved on 2007-03-24. 
  2. ^ a b G. van Rossem (ed.) (1928). The Ninth Olympiad Amsterdam 1928 Official Report (PDF), Amsterdam: J. H. de Bussy, pp. 973–985. Retrieved on 2008-03-25. 
  3. ^ Guttmann, Allen (1992). The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, p. 38. ISBN 0-252-01701-3. 

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