Games of the 9 Olympiad,1928
Begin1928-05-17
End1928-08-12
Nations46
Participants2883
Women277
Events109
CityAmsterdam, Netherlands
  • After bids for the 1920 and 1924 Olympic games Amsterdam, Netherlands was selected to host the Olympics 1928 - over the objections of Holland monarch - Queen Wilhelmine thought the Olympics were a pagan festival and refused to make an appearance at either the Opening or Closing ceremonies.
  • There was only one other candidate city - Los Angeles, USA - next host city for Olympics 1932.
Amsterdam 1928 - Medal Table
1. USA
22
18
16
2. Germany
10
7
14
3. Finland
8
8
9
4. Sweden
7
6
12
5. Italy
7
5
7
7
4
4
7. France
6
10
5
6
9
4
9. Hungary
4
5
0
10. Canada
4
4
7
3
10
7
12. Argentina
3
3
1
13. Denmark
3
1
2
2
5
2
15. Japan
2
2
1
16. Estonia
2
1
2
17. Egypt
2
1
1
18. Austria
2
0
1
19. Australia
1
2
1
19. Norway
1
2
1
21. Poland
1
1
3
1
1
3
1
0
2
24. India
1
0
0
24. Ireland
1
0
0
1
0
0
24. Spain
1
0
0
24. Uruguay
1
0
0
29. Belgium
0
1
2
30. Chile
0
1
0
30. Haiti
0
1
0
0
0
1
32. Portugal
0
0
1
Games of the 9 Olympiad,1928 - Some interesting facts
  • After refusal of Queen Wilhelmine, Prince Hendrik officially opened the Olympic games 1928 at the new 40,000-seat Olympic stadium.
  • Germany and its World War I allies were re-admitted.
  • For the first time, an Olympic flame burned brightly over the host city for the duration of the competitions.
  • A new Olympic tradition was introduced - at the Open ceremony, Greek athletes enter the Olympic stadium first and host nation athletes last.
  • Luigina Giavotti has become the youngest medalist ever, when she gained silver in gymnastics at the age of 11 years and 302 days.
Poster and Medals