1932 Summer Olympics

games of the X Olympiad, celebrated in Los Angeles in 1932

The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as Games of the X Olympiad, were held in Los Angeles, United States.[1]

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.[2]

Los Angeles was the first to provide an athletes' "village".[2]

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 37 nations sent athletes to compete at the Los Angeles games.[3]

Related pagesEdit


Countries at the 1932 Olympics
  1. Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), "1932 Los Angeles Summer Games" Archived 2020-04-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-7-24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.
  3. Taking part in the games for the first time were Colombia and the Republic of China

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to 1932 Summer Olympics at Wikimedia Commons