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1908 Summer Olympics

Games of the IV Olympiad, celebrated in London (United Kingdom) in 1908
Parade of national teams at 1908 games

The 1908 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IV Olympiad,[1] were held in London, United Kingdom.[2]

The Olympics were originally scheduled to be held in Rome; however, Mount Vesuvius erupted on 7 April 1906. The natural disaster caused a financial strain on the Italian government. Then the venue was changed to London. The costs of the games were covered by donations.[3]

Participating nationsEdit

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Countries at the 1908 Olympics
  1. At the time, they were the fifth modern Olympic games. However, it was later decided that the 1906 Summer Olympics would not be considered an official Olmpiad.
  2. Sports (SR/Olympics), "1908 London Summer Games"; retrieved 2012-7-23.
  3. Zarnowski, C. Frank. "A Look at Olympic Costs," Citius, Altius, Fortius (US). Summer 1992, Vol. 1, Issue 1, p. 20 [5 of 17 PDF]; retrieved 2012-7-24.
  4. Taking part in the games for the first time were Argentina, Finland, Turkey, and New Zealand (as part of the team from Australasia).

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