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GAMES OF THE 10 OLYMPIAD

Games of the 10 Olympiad,1932
Start:
30 Jul 1932
End:
14 Aug 1932
Countries:
37
Athletes:
1332
Women:
126
Events:
117
City:
Los Angeles, USA

LOS ANGELES 1932 - Bid History

  • Los Angeles, California, USA was the only candidate city for Olympic games 1932.
  • It was only the second time, the Olympiad was held outside of Europe, after the Olympics 1904 in St.Louis.
  • The 1932 Summer Olympics came in the midst of the global economic depression.
  • Los Angeles organizers staged the Games over 16 days. Further, it became the olympic standard for all next Games.

Games of the 10 Olympiad,1932 - Interesting Facts

  • In 1932 the President of the USA Herbert Hoover was too busy campaigning for his re-election, so Vice-President Charles Curtis officially opened the Games of the 10 Olympiad at the rennovated and enlarged 105,000-seat Colisium stadium.
  • The Great Depression and the difficulty and cost of traveling to Los Angeles, California reduced participation in the 1932.
  • The new introduction of these Games were a three-level podium for the medal winners and raising the flags of the winning athletes' nations.
  • Famous Finnish runner Paavo Nurmi was banned for life on the eve of the Olympic games for professionalism - he got payment for competing in Europe.

Summer Olympics 1932 - Medal Table

Gold Medals
Silver Medals
Bronze Medals
Total
1
USA
41
32
30
103
2
12
12
12
36
3
10
5
4
19
4
9
5
9
23
5
7
7
4
18
6
6
4
5
15
7
5
8
12
25
8
4
7
5
16
9
3
12
5
20
10
3
1
1
5
11
3
1
0
4
12
2
5
8
15
13
2
5
0
7
14
2
1
4
7
15
2
1
2
5
16
2
0
3
5
17
2
0
0
2
18
1
1
3
5
19
1
0
0
1
20
0
3
3
6
21
0
2
0
2
22
0
1
0
1
22
0
1
0
1
22
0
1
0
1
25
0
0
3
3
26
0
0
1
1
26
0
0
1
1