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GAMES OF THE 8 OLYMPIAD

Games of the 8 Olympiad,1924
Start:
04 May 1924
End:
27 Jul 1924
Countries:
44
Athletes:
3089
Women:
135
Events:
126
City:
Paris, France (Le Havre - sailing)

PARIS 1924 - Bid History

  • 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.

Games of the 8 Olympiad,1924 - 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.

Summer Olympics 1924 - Medal Table

Gold Medals
Silver Medals
Bronze Medals
Total
1
USA
45
27
27
99
2
14
13
10
37
3
13
15
10
38
4
9
13
12
34
5
8
3
5
16
6
7
8
10
25
7
5
2
3
10
8
4
13
12
29
9
4
1
5
10
10
3
7
3
13
11
3
1
2
6
12
2
5
2
9
13
2
3
4
9
14
2
0
0
2
15
1
4
5
10
16
1
3
2
6
17
1
1
4
6
18
1
1
1
3
19
1
0
0
1
20
0
3
1
4
20
0
3
1
4
22
0
1
1
2
23
0
0
1
1
23
0
0
1
1
23
0
0
1
1
23
0
0
1
1
23
0
0
1
1