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1900 Summer Olympics

Games of the II Olympiad, celebrated in Paris (France) in 1900
Denmark/Sweden v France tug of war at the 1900 games

The 1900 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, were held in Paris, France.[1]

The games were part of the 1900 Exposition Universelle (Paris World's Fair). The sports events were not well planned; and the games were not thought to be a success.[2]

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 24 nations sent athletes to compete at the Paris games.[3]

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Countries at the 1900 Olympics
  1. Sports (SR/Olympics), "1900 Paris Summer Games"; retrieved 2012-7-24.
  2. Zarnowski, C. Frank. "A Look at Olympic Costs," Citius, Altius, Fortius (US). Summer 1992, Vol. 1, Issue 1, p. 19 [4 of 17 PDF]; retrieved 2012-7-24.
  3. Taking part in the games for the first time were Argentina, Belgium, Bohemia, Canada, Cuba, India, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain.

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