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GAMES OF THE 4 OLYMPIAD

Games of the 4 Olympiad,1908
Start:
27 Apr 1908
End:
31 Oct 1908
Countries:
22
Athletes:
2008
Women:
37
Events:
110
City:
London, Great Britain

LONDON 1908 - Bid History

  • Rome and Milan - both Italy and Berlin, Germany were candidate cities and the 1908 Olympics were awarded to Rome, as Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the IOC President, had wished.
  • However, Vesuvius volcanic eruption in 1906 canceled Italian plans to stage Olympiad.
  • In the same 1906 year London, Great Britain was named the new host city.

Games of the 4 Olympiad,1908 - Interesting Facts

  • His Majesty The King Edward VII officially opened the Games of the 4 Olympiad at the new Olympic Stadium with a capacity of 68 thousand people that was built in the shortest terms.
  • First in the Programme of competition of the Summer Olympic games was included winter event - figure skating.
  • Winners of competitions recieved gold medals, the prize diploma and a bunch of oak leaves from Windsor Forest.
  • At a service in St.Paul's Cathedral on Jule, 19 Bishop Ethelbert Talbot of Philadelphia said famous phrase: "The important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win, but to participate..."

Summer Olympics 1908 - Medal Table

Gold Medals
Silver Medals
Bronze Medals
Total
1
56
51
38
145
2
USA
23
12
12
47
3
8
6
11
25
4
5
5
9
19
5
3
5
6
14
6
3
4
2
9
7
3
3
10
16
8
2
3
3
8
9
2
2
0
4
10
1
5
2
8
11
1
2
2
5
12
1
2
0
3
13
1
1
3
5
14
1
1
0
2
15
0
3
0
3
16
0
2
3
5
17
0
0
2
2
17
0
0
2
2
19
0
0
1
1