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GAMES OF THE 9 OLYMPIAD

Games of the 9 Olympiad,1928
Start:
17 May 1928
End:
12 Aug 1928
Countries:
46
Athletes:
2883
Women:
277
Events:
109
City:
Amsterdam, Netherlands

AMSTERDAM 1928 - Bid History

  • 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.

Games of the 9 Olympiad,1928 - 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.

Summer Olympics 1928 - Medal Table

Gold Medals
Silver Medals
Bronze Medals
Total
1
USA
22
18
16
56
2
10
7
14
31
3
8
8
9
25
4
7
6
12
25
5
7
5
7
19
6
7
4
4
15
7
6
10
5
21
8
6
9
4
19
9
4
5
0
9
10
4
4
7
15
11
3
10
7
20
12
3
3
1
7
13
3
1
2
6
14
2
5
2
9
15
2
2
1
5
16
2
1
2
5
17
2
1
1
4
18
2
0
1
3
19
1
2
1
4
19
1
2
1
4
21
1
1
3
5
21
1
1
3
5
23
1
0
2
3
24
1
0
0
1
24
1
0
0
1
24
1
0
0
1
24
1
0
0
1
24
1
0
0
1
29
0
1
2
3
30
0
1
0
1
30
0
1
0
1
32
0
0
1
1
32
0
0
1
1