1932 Summer Olympics

Games of the X Olympiad, in Los Angeles, USA

The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as Games of the X Olympiad, were held in Los Angeles, United States.[2]

Games of the X Olympiad
Host cityLos Angeles, California, United States
Athletes1,332 (1,206 men, 126 women)
Events117 in 14 sports (20 disciplines)
OpeningJuly 30
ClosingAugust 14
Opened by
StadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Amsterdam 1928 Berlin 1936
Lake Placid 1932 Garmisch 1936
Takeichi Nishi became notable when he won an equestrian gold medal at the 1932 games

U.S. President Herbert Hoover did not attend the games. Despite this snub, the games were thought to be a success because the LA Olympics did not end up in debt.[3]

Los Angeles was the first to provide an athletes' "village".[3]

Participating nations


A total of 37 nations sent athletes to compete at the Los Angeles games.[4]



Countries at the 1932 Olympics
  1. "Factsheet - Opening Ceremony of the Games f the Olympiad" (PDF) (Press release). International Olympic Committee. September 13, 2013. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 August 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  2. Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), "1932 Los Angeles Summer Games" Archived 2020-04-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-7-24.
  3. 3.0 3.1 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 Colombia and the Republic of China

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