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1928 Summer Olympics

games of the IX Olympiad, celebrated in Amsterdam in 1928

The 1928 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IX Olympiad, were held at Amsterdam in the Netherlands.[1]

Games of the IX Olympiad
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Host cityAmsterdam, Netherlands
Events109 in 15 sports
Opening ceremonyJuly 28
Closing ceremonyAugust 12
StadiumOlympisch Stadion

The games were thought to be a success. Half of the expense of the games was covered by the Dutch government.[2]


Participating nationsEdit

A total of 46 nations were represented at the Amsterdam Games. Malta, Panama, and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) competed at the Olympic Games for the first time. Germany returned after having been banned in 1920 and 1924.[3]

Participating National Olympic Committees

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Countries at the 1928 Olympics
  1. Sports (SR/Olympics), "1928 Amsterdam 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. Guttmann, Allen (1992). The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press. p. 38. ISBN 0-252-01701-3.

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