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1908 London Summer Games

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Host City: London, Great Britain (April 27, 1908 to October 31, 1908)
Opening Ceremony: July 13, 1908 (opened by King Edward VII)
Events: 106 in 24 sports

Participants: 2,024 (1,980 men and 44 women) from 22 countries
Youngest Participant: HUN Ödön Toldi (15 years, 28 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR Joshua Millner (61 years, 4 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 7 athletes with 3 medals
Most Medals (Country): GBR Great Britain (146 medals)

Overview

In 1906, Mt. Vesuvius erupted near Naples. The Italian government felt it needed the money to rebuild the area around the volcano and asked that the 1908 Rome Olympics be relocated. Actually, the Italians had made that decision sometime before the volcanic eruption, because of economic problems in the Italy, and Vesuvius was merely a convenient excuse to ask that the 1908 Olympic Games be relocated. London gladly accepted and Rome would wait another 52 years for a second chance.

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Country Medal Leaders

Rk Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Great Britain 56 51 39 146
2 United States 23 12 12 47
3 Sweden 8 6 11 25
4 France 5 5 9 19
5 Canada 3 3 10 16
6 Germany 3 5 5 13
7 Hungary 3 4 2 9
8 Norway 2 3 3 8
9 Belgium 1 5 2 8
10 Australasia 1 2 2 5
11 Finland 1 1 3 5
12 Denmark 0 2 3 5
13 Italy 2 2 0 4
14 Greece 0 3 1 4
15 Russia 1 2 0 3
16 South Africa 1 1 0 2
17 Bohemia 0 0 2 2
18 Netherlands 0 0 2 2
19 Austria 0 0 1 1

Athlete Medal Leaders

Rk Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Henry Taylor (GBR) 3 0 0 3
2 Mel Sheppard (USA) 3 0 0 3
3 Ben Jones (GBR) 2 1 0 3
4 Oscar Swahn (SWE) 2 0 1 3
5 Martin Sheridan (USA) 2 0 1 3
6 Josiah Ritchie (GBR) 1 1 1 3
7 Ted Ranken (GBR) 0 3 0 3
8 Arthur Wentworth Gore (GBR) 2 0 0 2
9 Clarrie Kingsbury (GBR) 2 0 0 2
10 John Field-Richards (GBR) 2 0 0 2
11 Bernard Redwood (GBR) 2 0 0 2
12 Thomas Thornycroft (GBR) 2 0 0 2
13 Gaston Alibert (FRA) 2 0 0 2
14 Jenő Fuchs (HUN) 2 0 0 2
15 Albert Helgerud (NOR) 2 0 0 2
16 Paul Radmilovic (GBR) 2 0 0 2
17 George Larner (GBR) 2 0 0 2
18 Eric Lemming (SWE) 2 0 0 2
19 Ray Ewry (USA) 2 0 0 2
20 Maurice Schillès (FRA) 1 1 0 2
21 Alexandre Lippmann (FRA) 1 1 0 2
22 John Fenning (GBR) 1 1 0 2
23 Gordon Thomson (GBR) 1 1 0 2
24 Paul Van Asbroeck (BEL) 1 1 0 2
25 Walter Ewing (CAN) 1 1 0 2
26 Harry Humby (GBR) 1 1 0 2
27 Maurice Matthews (GBR) 1 1 0 2
28 Kellogg Casey (USA) 1 1 0 2
29 George de Relwyskow (GBR) 1 1 0 2
30 Arthur Robertson (GBR) 1 1 0 2
31 Harold Wilson (GBR) 1 1 0 2
32 André Auffray (FRA) 1 0 1 2
33 John Jacob Astor (GBR) 1 0 1 2
34 Evan Noel (GBR) 1 0 1 2
35 Eugène Olivier (FRA) 1 0 1 2
36 Edward Amoore (GBR) 1 0 1 2
37 Alexander Maunder (GBR) 1 0 1 2
38 Ole Sæther (NOR) 1 0 1 2
39 Jim Gorman (USA) 1 0 1 2
40 Charlie Daniels (USA) 1 0 1 2
41 Bobby Kerr (CAN) 1 0 1 2
42 Ned Barrett (GBR) 1 0 1 2
43 Norman Hallows (GBR) 1 0 1 2
44 Nate Cartmell (USA) 1 0 1 2
45 Madge Syers (GBR) 1 0 1 2
46 George Caridia (GBR) 0 2 0 2
47 Réginald Storms (BEL) 0 2 0 2
48 George Beattie (CAN) 0 2 0 2
49 Zoltán von Halmay (HUN) 0 2 0 2
50 Ernie Webb (GBR) 0 2 0 2
51 Kostas Tsiklitiras (GRE) 0 2 0 2
52 Karl Neumer (GER) 0 1 1 2
53 Henry Leaf (GBR) 0 1 1 2
54 William Ellicott (GBR) 0 1 1 2
55 Frank Beaurepaire (ANZ) 0 1 1 2
56 Hanns Braun (GER) 0 1 1 2
57 Arne Halse (NOR) 0 1 1 2
58 John Eisele (USA) 0 1 1 2
59 Johnny Garrels (USA) 0 1 1 2
60 Bill Horr (USA) 0 1 1 2
61 Vilém Goppold z Lobsdorfu, Sr. (BOH) 0 0 2 2
62 Gordon Balfour (CAN) 0 0 2 2
63 Becher Gale (CAN) 0 0 2 2
64 Charles Riddy (CAN) 0 0 2 2
65 Geoffrey Taylor (CAN) 0 0 2 2
66 Harald Julin (SWE) 0 0 2 2
67 Pontus Hanson (SWE) 0 0 2 2

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