Games of the 8 Olympiad,1924
Begin1924-05-04
End1924-07-27
Nations44
Participants3089
Women135
Events126
CityParis, France (Le Havre - sailing)
  • The Olympic games 1924 had initially been scheduled for Amsterdam, Netherlands over other candidate cities - Barcelona, Spain, Los Angeles, USA, Rome, Italy and Prague, Czechoslovakia.
  • However, in his final act, Pierre de Coubertin, the IOC President, transferred the Games to Paris, France - he wanted to give France a chance to redeem itself after the failure of the Games 1900 in Paris.
  • It was the first time the city held Olympics for the second time.
Paris 1924 - Medal Table
1. USA
45
27
27
2. Finland
14
13
10
3. France
13
15
10
9
13
12
5. Italy
8
3
5
7
8
10
7. Norway
5
2
3
8. Sweden
4
13
12
4
1
5
10. Belgium
3
7
3
11. Australia
3
1
2
12. Denmark
2
5
2
13. Hungary
2
3
4
2
0
0
1
4
5
16. Argentina
1
3
2
17. Estonia
1
1
4
1
1
1
19. Uruguay
1
0
0
20. Austria
0
3
1
20. Canada
0
3
1
22. Poland
0
1
1
23. Haiti
0
0
1
23. Japan
0
0
1
0
0
1
23. Portugal
0
0
1
23. Romania
0
0
1
Games of the 8 Olympiad,1924 - Some interesting facts
  • French President Gaston Doumergue officially opened the Olympic games 1920 at the 60,000-seat Olympic stadium.
  • The Olympic motto - "Citius, Altius, Fortius" (Faster, Higher, Stronger), was used for the first time.
  • New Olympic tradition was introduced in Paris 1924 - the Closing ceremony tradition of raising three flags: the IOC flag, the host nation's and the next host nations flag.
  • Athletes lived in the first Olympic Village in wooden cabins.
  • A new point scoring system was introduced by the media - 7 points are credited for first-place in the various events, 5 points for second-place, 4 points for third-place, 3 points for fourth-place, 2 points for fifth-place and 1 point for sixth-place.
Poster and Medals