1924 Summer Olympics

games of the VIII Olympiad, celebrated in Paris, France, in May–July 1924

The 1924 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VIII Olympiad, were held at Paris in France.[2]

Games of the VIII Olympiad
1924 Summer Olympics logo.svg
Emblem of the 1924 Summer Olympics
Host cityParis, France
Nations44
Athletes3,089 (2,954 men, 135 women)
Events126 in 17 sports (23 disciplines)
Opening5 July
Closing27 July
Opened by
StadiumStade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Summer
Antwerp 1920 Amsterdam 1928
Winter
Chamonix 1924 St Moritz 1928
John Weismuller became notable when he won three gold medals in swimming at the 1924 games

The games were thought to be successful, but costly. The events were well attended.[3]

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 44 nations sent athletes to compete at the Paris games.[4]

Germany was not invited to participate.[5]

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

 
Countries at the 1924 Olympics
  1. International Olympic Committee (13 September 2013). "Factsheet - Opening Ceremony of the Games f the Olympiad". Press release. https://stillmed.olympic.org/Documents/Reference_documents_Factsheets/Opening_ceremony_of_the_Games_of_the_Olympiad.pdf. Retrieved 22 December 2018. 
  2. Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), "1924 Paris Summer Games" Archived 2008-07-07 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-7-24.
  3. 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. 21 [6 of 17 PDF]; retrieved 2012-7-24.
  4. Taking part in the games for the first time were Ecuador, Haiti, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Philippines, Poland and Uruguay.
  5. Guttmann, Allen. (1992). The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games, p. 38.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to 1924 Summer Olympics at Wikimedia Commons