|Host city||Paris, France|
|Athletes||3,089 (2,954 men, 135 women)|
|Events||126 in 17 sports (23 disciplines)|
|Opening||5 July 1924|
|Closing||27 July 1924|
|Stadium||Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir|
The 1924 Summer Olympics (French : Jeux olympiques d'été de 1924), officially the Games of the VIII Olympiad (French : Jeux de la VIIIe olympiade) and also known as Paris 1924, were an international multi-sport event held in Paris, France. The opening ceremony was held on 5 July, but some competitions had already started on 4 May. These Games were the second to be hosted by Paris (after 1900), making it the first city to host the Olympics twice.
The selection process for the 1924 Summer Olympics consisted of six bids, and Paris was selected ahead of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Prague, and Rome. The selection was made at the 20th IOC Session in Lausanne in 1921.The cost of these Games was estimated to be 10,000,000F. With total receipts at 5,496,610F, the Olympics resulted in a hefty loss despite crowds that reached up to 60,000 in number daily. The United States won the most gold and overall medals, having 229 athletes competing compared to France's 401.
126 events in 23 disciplines, comprising 17 sports, were part of the Olympic program in 1924. The number of events in each discipline is noted in parentheses.
Seventeen sports venues were used in the 1924 Summer Olympics. Stade de Colombes served as the final venue for the 1938 FIFA World Cup between Italy and Hungary.
|Camp de Châlons||Shooting (600 m free rifle individual and team)||395|
|Fontainebleau||Modern pentathlon (riding)||Not listed.|
|Issy-les-Moulineaux||Shooting (trap shooting, including team event)||41|
|Le Stade Olympique de Reims||Shooting (trap shooting, running target)||420|
|Le Stand de Tir de Versailles||Modern pentathlon (shooting), Shooting (25 m rapid fire pistol, running deer)||82|
|Piscine des Tourelles||Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Swimming, Water polo||8,023|
|Stade de Colombes||Athletics, Cycling (road), Equestrian, Fencing, Football (final), Gymnastics, Modern pentathlon (fencing, running), Rugby union, Tennis||60,000|
|Stade de Paris||Football||5,145|
|Vélodrome d'hiver||Boxing, Fencing, Weightlifting, Wrestling||10,884|
|Vélodrome de Vincennes||Cycling (track)||12,750|
A total of 44 nations were represented at the 1924 Games. Germany was still absent, having not been invited by the Organizing Committee.China (although it did not compete), Ecuador, Ireland, Lithuania, and Uruguay attended the Olympic Games for the first time, while the Philippines competed for first time in an Olympic Games as a nation (though it first participated in the 1900 Summer Olympic Games, also in this city). Latvia and Poland also attended the Summer Olympic Games for the first time (having both appeared earlier at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix).
|Participating National Olympic Committees|
|ROC||Republic of China||4|
These are the top ten nations that won medals the 1924 Games.
|Totals (10 nations)||112||102||97||311|
The 1924 Summer Olympics were the second edition of the Summer Olympics to be held in Paris. 100 years later, the city will host the 2024 Summer Olympics, marking the third time the city hosts the games. One venue from the 1924 Games is slated to be used in 2024. The extensively renovated and downsized main stadium, known since 1928 as Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, will host field hockey.
The last surviving competitor of the 1924 Summer Olympics was Croatian swimmer Ivo Pavelić, who died on 22 February 2011 at the age of 103; he competed for Yugoslavia, which Croatia was part of at the time.
39 seulement s’alignérent, ne représentant plus que 24 nations, la Chine, le Portugal et la Yougoslavie ayant déclaré forfait.
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