1924 Summer Olympics

1924 Summer Olympics

Overview
The 1924 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VIII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event
Multi-sport event
A multi-sport event is an organized sporting event, often held over multiple days, featuring competition in many different sports between organized teams of athletes from nation-states. The first major, modern, multi-sport event of international significance was the modern Olympic Games.Many...

 which was celebrated in 1924 in Paris
Paris
Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region...

, France
France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

. The home city of Pierre de Coubertin
Pierre de Coubertin
Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin was a French educationalist and historian, founder of the International Olympic Committee, and is considered the father of the modern Olympic Games...

, founder of the modern games, was selected over bids of Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Amsterdam is the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands. The current position of Amsterdam as capital city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is governed by the constitution of August 24, 1815 and its successors. Amsterdam has a population of 783,364 within city limits, an urban population...

, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, and Rome, though Paris had also hosted the 1900 Games
1900 Summer Olympics
The 1900 Summer Olympics, today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1900 in Paris, France. No opening or closing ceremonies were held; competitions began on May 14 and ended on October 28. The Games were held as part of...

.

The cost of the Games of the VIII Olympiad was estimated to be 10,000,000
French franc
The franc was a currency of France. Along with the Spanish peseta, it was also a de facto currency used in Andorra . Between 1360 and 1641, it was the name of coins worth 1 livre tournois and it remained in common parlance as a term for this amount of money...

. With total receipts at 5,496,610₣, the Olympics resulted in a hefty loss despite crowds that reached 60,000 people at a time.

  • The opening ceremony and several sporting events took place in the Olympic Stadium
    Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
    The Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir - stadium in Colombes, near Paris, France . Named in memory of French rugby player Yves du Manoir in 1928. Was the main stadium for the 1924 Summer Olympics and had a capacity of 45,000 at the time...

     of Colombes
    Colombes
    Colombes is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located from the center of Paris.-History:On 13 March 1896, 17% of the territory of Colombes was detached and became the commune of Bois-Colombes ....

     which had a capacity of 45,000 in 1924.
  • This VIII Olympiad was the last one organised under the presidency of Pierre de Coubertin
    Pierre de Coubertin
    Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin was a French educationalist and historian, founder of the International Olympic Committee, and is considered the father of the modern Olympic Games...

    .
  • The "Flying Finns
    Flying Finn (athlete)
    "The Flying Finn" is a nickname given to several Finnish athletes. Originally, it was given to several Finnish middle and long-distance runners...

    " dominated the long distance running, whilst the British and Americans dominated the shorter events.
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The 1924 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VIII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event
Multi-sport event
A multi-sport event is an organized sporting event, often held over multiple days, featuring competition in many different sports between organized teams of athletes from nation-states. The first major, modern, multi-sport event of international significance was the modern Olympic Games.Many...

 which was celebrated in 1924 in Paris
Paris
Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region...

, France
France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

. The home city of Pierre de Coubertin
Pierre de Coubertin
Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin was a French educationalist and historian, founder of the International Olympic Committee, and is considered the father of the modern Olympic Games...

, founder of the modern games, was selected over bids of Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Amsterdam is the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands. The current position of Amsterdam as capital city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is governed by the constitution of August 24, 1815 and its successors. Amsterdam has a population of 783,364 within city limits, an urban population...

, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, and Rome, though Paris had also hosted the 1900 Games
1900 Summer Olympics
The 1900 Summer Olympics, today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1900 in Paris, France. No opening or closing ceremonies were held; competitions began on May 14 and ended on October 28. The Games were held as part of...

.

The cost of the Games of the VIII Olympiad was estimated to be 10,000,000
French franc
The franc was a currency of France. Along with the Spanish peseta, it was also a de facto currency used in Andorra . Between 1360 and 1641, it was the name of coins worth 1 livre tournois and it remained in common parlance as a term for this amount of money...

. With total receipts at 5,496,610₣, the Olympics resulted in a hefty loss despite crowds that reached 60,000 people at a time.

Highlights


  • The opening ceremony and several sporting events took place in the Olympic Stadium
    Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
    The Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir - stadium in Colombes, near Paris, France . Named in memory of French rugby player Yves du Manoir in 1928. Was the main stadium for the 1924 Summer Olympics and had a capacity of 45,000 at the time...

     of Colombes
    Colombes
    Colombes is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located from the center of Paris.-History:On 13 March 1896, 17% of the territory of Colombes was detached and became the commune of Bois-Colombes ....

     which had a capacity of 45,000 in 1924.
  • This VIII Olympiad was the last one organised under the presidency of Pierre de Coubertin
    Pierre de Coubertin
    Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin was a French educationalist and historian, founder of the International Olympic Committee, and is considered the father of the modern Olympic Games...

    .
  • The "Flying Finns
    Flying Finn (athlete)
    "The Flying Finn" is a nickname given to several Finnish athletes. Originally, it was given to several Finnish middle and long-distance runners...

    " dominated the long distance running, whilst the British and Americans dominated the shorter events. Paavo Nurmi
    Paavo Nurmi
    Paavo Johannes Nurmi was a Finnish runner. Born in Turku, he was known as one of the "Flying Finns," a term given to him, Hannes Kolehmainen, Ville Ritola, and others for their distinction in running...

     won the 1500 m and 5000 m (which were held with only an hour between them) and the cross country run. Ville Ritola
    Ville Ritola
    Vilho Eino Ritola was a Finnish athlete, specialised in the long distance events. In the 1920s, he won 8 Olympic medals...

     won the 10000 m and the 3000 m steeplechase
    Steeplechase (athletics)
    The steeplechase is an obstacle race in athletics, which derives its name from the steeplechase in horse racing.-Rules:The length of the race is usually 3000 m; junior events are 2000 m, as women's events formerly were. The circuit has four ordinary barriers and one water jump. Over 3000 m, each...

    , while finishing second to Nurmi on the 5000 m and cross country. Albin Stenroos
    Albin Stenroos
    Oskar Albinus Stenroos was a Finnish athlete, winner of the marathon race at the 1924 Summer Olympics....

     won the marathon, while the Finnish
    Finland
    Finland , officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Sweden in the west, Norway in the north and Russia in the east, while Estonia lies to its south across the Gulf of Finland.Around 5.4 million people reside...

     team (with Nurmi and Ritola) was victorious in the 3000 m and cross country team events.
  • British runners Harold Abrahams
    Harold Abrahams
    Harold Maurice Abrahams, CBE, was a British athlete of Jewish origin. He was Olympic champion in 1924 in the 100 metres sprint, a feat depicted in the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire.-Early life:...

     and Eric Liddell
    Eric Liddell
    Eric Henry Liddell was a Scottish athlete, rugby union international player, and missionary.Liddell was the winner of the men's 400 metres at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris...

     won the 100 m and 400 m events, respectively. Their stories are depicted in the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire
    Chariots of Fire
    Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British film. It tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice....

    . In addition Douglas Lowe
    Douglas Lowe
    Douglas Gordon Arthur Lowe was a British double Olympic Games champion, winning in 1924 and 1928. On both occasions he set British records of 1:52.4 and 1:51.8 respectively....

     won the 800 m competition.
  • The marathon distance was fixed at 42.195 km (26.2 mi), from the distance run at the 1908 Summer Olympics
    1908 Summer Olympics
    The 1908 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the IV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in 1908 in London, England, United Kingdom. These games were originally scheduled to be held in Rome. At the time they were the fifth modern Olympic games...

     in London.
  • The 1924 Olympics were the first to use the standard 50 m (54.7 yd) pool with marked lanes.
  • Swimmer Johnny Weissmuller
    Johnny Weissmuller
    Johnny Weissmuller was an Austro-Hungarian-born American swimmer and actor best known for playing Tarzan in movies. Weissmuller was one of the world's best swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals and one bronze medal. He won fifty-two US National Championships and set sixty-seven...

     won three gold medals in swimming and one bronze in water polo
    Water polo
    Water polo is a team water sport. The playing team consists of six field players and one goalkeeper. The winner of the game is the team that scores more goals. Game play involves swimming, treading water , players passing the ball while being defended by opponents, and scoring by throwing into a...

    .
  • Harold Osborn
    Harold Osborn
    Harold Marion Osborn was a U.S. track athlete. He won a gold medal in Olympic decathlon and high jump in 1924....

     won gold medals and set Olympic records in both the high jump and the decathlon at the 1924 Olympics. His 6' 6" high jump remained the Olympic record for 12 years, while his decathlon score of 7,710.775 points also set a new world record, and resulted in worldwide press coverage calling him the “world’s greatest athlete.”
  • Fencer Roger Ducret
    Roger Ducret
    Roger Ducret was a French fencer and olympic champion.He received three gold medals at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, in foil individual, in foil team, and in épée team.-See also:...

     of France won five medals, of which three were gold.
  • In gymnastics 24 men score a perfect 10. Twenty-three of them scored it in the now discontinued event of rope climbing
    Rope climbing
    Rope climbing is a sport in which competitors, usually men, attempt to climb up a suspended vertical rope using only their hands. Rope climbing is practised regularly at the World Police and Fire Games, and is enjoying a resurgence in France, where competitions are held in shopping centres...

    . Albert Seguin scored a 10 here and also a perfect 10 on side vault.
  • The Olympic motto Citius, Altius, Fortius
    Olympic symbols
    The Olympic symbols are icons, flags and symbols used by the International Olympic Committee to promote the Olympic Games. Some—such as the flame, fanfare, and theme—are more common during Olympic competition, but others, such as the flag, can be seen throughout the year.-Motto:The Olympic motto is...

    (Faster, Higher, Stronger) was used for the first time. This was originally used as a motto by the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques
    Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques
    Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques is a former French sports governing body. During the 1890s and early 1900s it organised numerous sports including athletics, cycling, field hockey, fencing, croquet and swimming...

    , a French sporting federation whose founding members included Pierre de Coubertin.
  • Ireland was given formal recognition as an independent nation in the Olympic Movement in Paris in 1924 and it was at these games that Ireland made its first appearance in an Olympic Games as an independent nation.
  • Originally called Semaine des Sports d'Hiver ("Week of Winter Sports") and held in association with the 1924 Summer Olympics, the sports competitions held in Chamonix
    Chamonix
    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or, more commonly, Chamonix is a commune in the Haute-Savoie département in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It was the site of the 1924 Winter Olympics, the first Winter Olympics...

     between 25 January and 5 February 1924 were later designated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the I Olympic Winter Games. (1924 Winter Olympics
    1924 Winter Olympics
    The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event which was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France...

    )
  • These were the first Games to feature an Olympic Village
    Olympic Village
    An Olympic Village is an accommodation centre built for an Olympic Games, usually within an Olympic Park or elsewhere in a host city. Olympic Villages are built to house all participating athletes, as well as officials, athletic trainers, and other staff. Since the Munich Massacre at the 1972...

    .
  • The Art competitions at the 1924 Summer Olympics
    Art competitions at the 1924 Summer Olympics
    Art competitions were held as part of the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. Medals were awarded in five categories , for works inspired by sport-related themes....

     were the first time that the Olympic Art competitions
    Art competitions at the Olympic Games
    Art competitions formed part of the modern Olympic Games during its early years, from 1912 to 1952. The competitions were part of the original intention of the Olympic Movement's founder, Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin...

     were contested seriously with 193 entries in five categories. A total of 14 medals were awarded, though none were given in the music category.

Medals awarded


See the medal winners, ordered by sport:
  • Athletics
    Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics
    At the 1924 Summer Olympics held in Paris, 27 athletics events were contested, all for men only.-Medal table:-Medal summary:-Participating nations:657 athletes from 40 nations competed. Ten nations competed in athletics for the first time...

  • Boxing
    Boxing at the 1924 Summer Olympics
    These are the results of the boxing competition at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. Medals were awarded in 8 weight classes. The competitions were held from 15 July 1924 to 20 July 1924.-Medal summary:-Participating nations:...

  • Cycling
    Cycling at the 1924 Summer Olympics
    The cycling competition at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris consisted of two road cycling events and four track cycling events, all for men only. The 50 km track event was held for the last time at these Games, having only been introduced in 1920....

  • Diving
    Diving at the 1924 Summer Olympics
    At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, five diving events were contested. The competitions were held from Monday, July 14, 1924 to Sunday, July 20, 1924.-Medal summary:...

  • Equestrian
    Equestrian at the 1924 Summer Olympics
    The Equestrian Events at the 1924 Paris Olympics included Eventing , Show jumping and Dressage . Vaulting was not included this year. The competitions were held from July 21, 1924 to July 27, 1924.-Medal summary:-Medal table:-References:*...

  • Fencing
    Fencing at the 1924 Summer Olympics
    At the 1924 Summer Olympics, seven fencing events were contested. A women's event, the individual foil, was held for the first time.After the Olympic Games, an Italian and a Hungarian settled a scoring controversy with a real duel...

  • Football
    Football at the 1924 Summer Olympics
    At the 1924 Summer Olympics held in Paris, Uruguay dominated the Football tournament winning the Gold.-Amateur Status:In 1921, the Belgium Football Association first allowed for payments to players for time lost from work; in the months that followed four other Associations permitted similar...

  • Gymnastics
    Gymnastics at the 1924 Summer Olympics
    At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, nine events in gymnastics were contested, all for men only. The competitions were held from July 17, 1924 to July 24, 1924.-Medal summary:-Medal table:...

  • Modern pentathlon
    Modern pentathlon at the 1924 Summer Olympics
    At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, a single modern pentathlon event was contested. It was the third appearance of the sport; for the third straight time, Sweden swept the medals.-Shooting:-Swimming:-Fencing:-Equestrian:...

  • Polo
    Polo at the 1924 Summer Olympics
    -Results:-Rosters:Argentina* Arturo Kenny* Juan Miles* Guillermo Naylor* Juan Nelson* Enrique PadillaFrance* Pierre de Chapelle* Hubert de Monbrison* Charles de Polignac* Jules Macaire* Jean PastreGreat Britain...

  • Rowing
    Rowing at the 1924 Summer Olympics
    The rowing competition at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris featured seven events, all for men only. The competitions were held from Sunday, July 13, 1924 to Thursday, July 17, 1924.-Medal summary:-Medal table:-References:*...

  • Rugby
    Rugby union at the 1924 Summer Olympics
    Rugby union was played at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. Three teams entered – France, Romania and the United States. The United States was returning to defend their gold medal after they defeated the French at the 1920 Summer Olympics. Each country played two games...

  • Sailing
    Sailing at the 1924 Summer Olympics
    Sailing/Yachting is a Olympic sport starting from the Games of the 1st Olympiad . With the exception of 1904 and possible 1916 sailing was always a part of the Olympic program....

  • Shooting
    Shooting at the 1924 Summer Olympics
    At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, ten events in shooting were contested. These would be the last Games in which team events were part of the Olympic shooting program...

  • Swimming
    Swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics
    At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, eleven swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women. The competitions were held from Sunday July 13, 1924 to Sunday July 20, 1924.There were 169 participants from 23 countries competing...

  • Tennis
    Tennis at the 1924 Summer Olympics
    Final results of the Tennis competition at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.-Medal table:-Events:-References:*...

  • Water polo
    Water polo at the 1924 Summer Olympics
    Final results for the water polo tournament at the 1924 Summer Olympics:-Medal summary:Note: The players above the line played at least one game in this tournament, the players below the line were reserve players and did not compete in this tournament. Nevertheless the exclusively credits them all...

  • Weightlifting
    Weightlifting at the 1924 Summer Olympics
    The weightlifting competition at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris consisted of five weight classes, all for men only.-Medal summary:-Medal table:-References:...

  • Wrestling
    Wrestling at the 1924 Summer Olympics
    At the 1924 Summer Olympics thirteen wrestling events were contested, all for men. There were six weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and seven classes in freestyle wrestling...


  • Demonstration sports

    • Basque pelota
      Basque pelota at the 1924 Summer Olympics
      Basque Pelota was a demonstration sport at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was the second time that the sport was included in the Olympic program; it was an official Olympic sport at the 1900 Games that were also held in Paris...

    • Canoeing
      Canoeing at the 1924 Summer Olympics
      Canoeing was a demonstration sport at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was the first time that the sport was part of the Olympic program, and it would become a full medal sport 12 years later at the 1936 Games....

    • Jeu de paume
    • La canne
    • Savate
    • Volleyball

    Venues


    • Bagatelle
      Château de Bagatelle
      The Château de Bagatelle is a small neoclassical château with a French landscape garden in the Bois de Boulogne in the XVIe arrondissement of Paris...

       – Polo
    • Bassin d'Argentuil
      Seine
      The Seine is a -long river and an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin in the north of France. It rises at Saint-Seine near Dijon in northeastern France in the Langres plateau, flowing through Paris and into the English Channel at Le Havre . It is navigable by ocean-going vessels...

       – Rowing
    • Camp de Châlons
      Camp de Châlons
      Camp de Châlons was a temporary firing range located in Châlons-sur-Marne , France. It was set up to host the individual and team 600 m free rifle shooting events for the 1924 Summer Olympics in neighboring Paris.-Reference:...

       – Shooting (600 m free rifle, including team)
    • Fontainebleau
      Fontainebleau
      Fontainebleau is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. It is located south-southeast of the centre of Paris. Fontainebleau is a sub-prefecture of the Seine-et-Marne department, and it is the seat of the arrondissement of Fontainebleau...

       – Modern pentathlon (riding)
    • Hippodrome d'Auteuil
      Auteuil Hippodrome
      The Auteuil Hippodrome is a horse racing venue on Route des Lacs in Paris, France. The 33-hectare race course opened November 1, 1873...

       – Equestrian
    • Issy-les-Moulineaux
      Issy-les-Moulineaux
      Issy-les-Moulineaux is a commune in the southwestern suburban area of Paris, France. It is located from the centre of Paris. On 1 January 2003, Issy-les-Moulineaux became part of the Communauté d'agglomération Arc de Seine along with the other communes of Chaville, Meudon, Vanves and Ville-d'Avray...

       – Shooting (trap)
    • Le Havre
      Le Havre
      Le Havre is a city in the Seine-Maritime department of the Haute-Normandie region in France. It is situated in north-western France, on the right bank of the mouth of the river Seine on the English Channel. Le Havre is the most populous commune in the Haute-Normandie region, although the total...

       – Sailing
    • Le Stade Olympique Reims – Shooting (50 m rifle prone)
    • Le Stand de Tir de Versailles
      Le Stand de Tir de Versailles
      Le Stand de Tir de Versailles is a firing range located in Versailles, France in the Le Parc des Sports de Versailles . For the 1924 Summer Olympics in neighboring Paris, it hosted the all of the sport shooting events except trap shooting which took place at Issy-les-Moulineaux, and the shooting...

       – Modern pentathlon (shooting), Shooting (25 m rapid fire pistol, running deer)
    • Meulan-en-Yvelines – Sailing
    • Piscine des Tourelles
      Piscine des Tourelles
      The Piscine des Tourelles, sometimes listed as Le stade nautique des Tourelles, was an aquatics venue used to host the diving, swimming, water polo, and the swimming portion of the modern pentathlon events for the 1924 Summer Olympics...

       – Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Swimming, Water polo
    • Saint-Cloud
      Saint-Cloud Racecourse
      Hippodrome de Saint-Cloud is a grass race course for Thoroughbred flat horse racing opened in 1901 at 1 rue du Camp Canadien in Saint-Cloud near Paris, France...

       – Polo
    • Stade Bergeyre
      Stade Bergeyre
      Stade Bergeyre is a former sports stadium in Paris, France, located in 19th district of the French capital. Built in August 1918, with financial support of Jacques Sigrand...

       – Football
    • Stade de Colombes
      Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
      The Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir - stadium in Colombes, near Paris, France . Named in memory of French rugby player Yves du Manoir in 1928. Was the main stadium for the 1924 Summer Olympics and had a capacity of 45,000 at the time...

       – Athletics, Cycling (road), Equestrian, Football, Gymnastics, Modern pentathlon (fencing, running), Rugby union, Tennis
    • Stade de Paris
      Stade de Paris
      The Stade de Paris is a 10,000-capacity football stadium in Saint-Ouen, Seine-Saint-Denis in the northern suburbs of Paris...

       – Football
    • Stade Pershing
      Stade Pershing
      Stade Pershing was a multi-purpose stadium in Vincennes, France. It was used mostly for football matches and hosted the final of the Coupe de France on four occasions. It also hosted some of the football and rugby matches during the 1924 Summer Olympics. The stadium was able to hold 29,000...

       – Football
    • Vélodrome d'hiver
      Vélodrome d'hiver
      The Vélodrome d'Hiver , colloquially Vel' d'Hiv, was an indoor bicycle racing cycle track and stadium on rue Nélaton, not far from the Eiffel Tower in Paris. As well as track cycling, it was used for ice hockey, wrestling, boxing, roller-skating, circuses, spectaculars, and demonstrations...

       – Boxing, Fencing, Weightlifting, Wrestling
    • Vélodrome de Vincennes
      Vélodrome de Vincennes
      The Vélodrome de Vincennes is a stadium in Vincennes, near Paris, France.Initially built as a velodrome in 1894, it became the main stadium for the 1900 Summer Olympics; Events that took place in the Velodrome at the 1900 Summer Olympics included cycling, cricket, rugby union, football and...

       – Cycling (track)

    Participating nations


    A total of 44 nations were represented at the 1924 Games. Germany
    Germany at the Olympics
    German athletes have taken part in most of the Olympic Games since the first modern Games in 1896. Germany has hosted three Olympic Games, in 1936 both the Winter and Summer Games, and the 1972 Summer Olympics. In addition, Germany had been selected to host the 1916 Summer Olympics as well as the...

     was still absent, having not been invited by the Organizing Committee. Ecuador
    Ecuador at the Olympics
    Ecuador has competed in 12 Summer Games. They have never competed in the Winter Games. The nation from South America won its first Olympic medal when Jefferson Pérez won the gold medal in the men's 20 km walk. The Ecuadorian National Olympic Committee was created in 1948 and recognized by the IOC...

    , Haiti, Ireland, Lithuania, the Philippines
    Philippines at the Olympics
    The Philippines first sent athletes to compete at the Olympic Games in 1924, making it the first Country to compete and win a medal in Southeast Asia. The nation has competed at every Summer Olympic Games since then, except when they participated in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer...

    , Mexico and Uruguay
    Uruguay at the Olympics
    Uruguay first participated at the Olympic Games in 1924, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except when they boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics....

     attended the Olympic Games for the first time. Latvia
    Latvia at the Olympics
    Latvia first participated at the Olympic Games in 1924. After the nation was occupied by the Soviet Union in 1940, Latvian athletes competed for the Soviet Union at the Olympics between 1952 and 1988...

     and Poland
    Poland at the Olympics
    Poland first participated at the Olympic Games in 1924, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for the 1984 Games, when they participated in the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics...

     attended the Summer Olympic Games for the first time (having both appeared earlier at the 1924 Winter Olympics
    1924 Winter Olympics
    The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event which was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France...

     in Chamonix
    Chamonix
    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or, more commonly, Chamonix is a commune in the Haute-Savoie département in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It was the site of the 1924 Winter Olympics, the first Winter Olympics...

    ).

    Medal count



    These are the top ten nations that won medals at these Games.
    1 45 27 27 99
    2 14 13 10 37
    3 (host nation) 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

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