The 1924 Summer Olympics (French: Les Jeux olympiques d'été de 1924), officially known as the Games of the VIII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1924 in Paris, France.
It was the second time Paris hosted the games, after 1900. 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 the Games of the VIII Olympiad was estimated to be 10,000,000₣. With total receipts at 5,496,610₣, the Olympics resulted in a hefty loss despite crowds that reached 60,000 people at a time.
|Games of the VIII Olympiad|
|Host city||Paris, France|
|Athletes||3,089 (2,954 men, 135 women)|
|Events||126 in 17 sports (23 disciplines)|
|Stadium||Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir|
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.
|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 did not compete), Ecuador, Haiti, 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 1900 Summer Olympic Games also in this city. Latvia and Poland 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 are the last edition of the Summer Olympics to be held in Paris. One hundred 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.
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This is the full medal table of the 1924 Summer Olympics which were held in Paris, France. These rankings sort by the number of gold medals earned by a country. The number of silvers is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically. This follows the system used by the IOC, IAAF and BBC.
* Host nation (France)Alfred Wilson (rower)
Alfred Mayo Wilson (December 31, 1903 – October 27, 1989) was an American rower who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.
In 1924 he was part of the American boat, which won the gold medal in the eights.Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics
At the 1924 Summer Olympics held in Paris, 27 athletics events were contested, all for men only. The competitions were held from 6 to 13 July.Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay
The men's 4 × 100 metres relay event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. It was the third appearance of this event. The competition was held on Saturday, July 12, 1924 and on Sunday, July 13, 1924.As for all other events the track was 500 metres in circumference.
Sixty runners from 15 nations competed.Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay
The men's 4 × 400 metres relay event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. It was the third appearance of this event. The competition was held on Saturday, July 12, 1924 and on Sunday, July 13, 1924.
As for all other events the track was 500 metres in circumference. Twenty-eight runners from seven nations competed.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.Football at the 1924 Summer Olympics
At the 1924 Summer Olympics held in Paris, Uruguay dominated the football tournament winning the gold medal.Frederick Sheffield
Frederick Sheffield (February 26, 1902 – May 8, 1971) was an American rower, born in New York City, who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.
In 1924 he was part of the American boat, which won the gold medal in the eights.Great Britain at the 1924 Summer Olympics
Great Britain, represented by the British Olympic Association (BOA), competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. Despite the name, athletes from the newly independent Irish Free State competed separately. Following the Royal and Parliamentary Titles Act 1927, the name changed (officially) to 'United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland' but the Olympic team competed as Great Britain from the 1928 games onwards. 267 competitors, 239 men and 28 women, took part in 115 events in 18 sports.Gymnastics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's team
The men's team all-around event was part of the gymnastics programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. It was one of nine gymnastics events and it was contested for the fifth time. The competition was held from Thursday, July 17, 1924, to Wednesday, July 23, 1924.
Seventy-two gymnasts from nine nations competed.John Miller (rower)
John Lester Miller (June 5, 1903 in Brooklyn – August 1, 1965) was an American rower who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.
In 1924 he was part of the American boat, which won the gold medal in the eights.Laurence Stoddard
Laurence Ralph Stoddard (December 22, 1903 – January 26, 1997), also known as Chick Stoddard, was an American rowing coxswain who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.
In 1924 he coxed the American boat, which won the gold medal in the men's eight.Leonard Carpenter (rower)
Leonard Griswold Carpenter (July 28, 1902 – May 15, 1994) was an American rower who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.
In 1924 he was part of the American boat, which won the gold medal in the eights.Rowing at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's eight
The men's eights event was part of the rowing programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. The competition, the sixth appearance of the event, was held from 13 to 17 July 1924 on the river Seine. Ten teams, each from a different nation, competed.Sailing at the 1924 Summer Olympics – 6 Metre
The 6 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1924 Summer Olympics program in Le Havre. A program of matches and semi-finals were scheduled. In case of a tie sail-off's would be held. 27 sailors, on 9 boats from 9 nations competed.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. The competitions were held from 23 June 1924 to 9 July 1924 at the shooting ranges at Versailles, Reims, Camp de Châlons (Mourmelon), and Issy-les-Moulineaux.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. The United States team, coached by Bill Bachrach, won 19 of the 33 medals, and 9 of the 11 gold medals.Tennis at the 1924 Summer Olympics
Final results of the Tennis competition at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.
After the 1924 Olympics, the tennis competition would be dropped until 1988. The mixed doubles competition did not return until the 2012 Olympics.Water polo at the 1924 Summer Olympics
Final results for the water polo tournament at the 1924 Summer Olympics. All medals were decided by using the Bergvall system.