1900 Summer Olympics

Games of the II Olympiad, celebrated in Paris (France) in 1900

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

Games of the II Olympiad
Poster for the fencing events at the 1900 Summer Olympics
Host cityParis, France
Events95 in 19 sports[note1]
Opening14 May
Closing28 October
StadiumVélodrome de Vincennes
Athens 1896 St. Louis 1904
Denmark/Sweden v France tug of war at the 1900 games

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 nations change

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

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References change

Countries at the 1900 Olympics
  1. Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), "1900 Paris Summer Games" Archived 2008-08-26 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-7-24.
  2. Zarnowski, C. Frank. "A Look at Olympic Costs," Archived 2018-12-25 at the Wayback Machine 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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