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1924 Summer Olympics

games of the VIII Olympiad, celebrated in Paris, France in 1924
John Weismuller became notable when he won three gold medals in swimming at the 1924 games

The 1924 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VIII Olympiad, were held at Paris in France.[1]

The games were thought to be successful, but costly. The events were well attended.[2]

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 44 nations sent athletes to compete at the Paris games.[3]

Germany was not invited to participate.[4]

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Countries at the 1924 Olympics
  1. Sports (SR/Olympics), "1924 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. 21 [6 of 17 PDF]; retrieved 2012-7-24.
  3. Taking part in the games for the first time were Ecuador, Haiti, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Philippines, Poland and Uruguay.
  4. Guttmann, Allen. (1992). The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games, p. 38.

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