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1924 Paris Summer Games

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Host City: Paris, France (May 4, 1924 to July 27, 1924)
Opening Ceremony: July 5, 1924 (opened by President Gaston Doumergue)
Taker of the Olympic Oath: Géo André (athlete)
Closing Ceremony: July 27, 1924
Events: 131 in 20 sports

Participants: 3,256 (3,104 men and 152 women) from 45 countries
Youngest Participant: POR Frederico Burnay (12 years, 319 days)
Oldest Participant: AUT Arthur von Pongracz (60 years, 30 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): FIN Ville Ritola (6 medals)
Most Medals (Country): USA United States (99 medals)

Overview

After the difficulties of the 1900 Olympics in Paris, Coubertin fervently desired to see his home city host another Olympics. Paris was elected to host the 1924 Olympics and nicely redeemed itself. The Olympics are today most famous as the Olympics of Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell, the Olympics of Chariots of Fire. The Games also saw the début of Tarzan and Dr. Spock, though nobody knew it at the time.

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Country Medal Leaders

Rk Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 45 27 27 99
2 France 14 15 12 41
3 Finland 14 13 10 37
4 Great Britain 9 14 12 35
5 Sweden 4 13 12 29
6 Switzerland 7 8 10 25
7 Italy 8 3 5 16
8 Belgium 3 7 3 13
9 Netherlands 4 1 6 11
10 Denmark 2 6 3 11
11 Norway 5 2 3 10
12 Hungary 2 4 4 10
13 Czechoslovakia 1 4 5 10
14 Australia 3 1 2 6
15 Argentina 1 3 2 6
16 Estonia 1 1 4 6
17 Canada 0 3 1 4
18 Austria 0 3 1 4
19 South Africa 1 1 1 3
20 Yugoslavia 2 0 0 2
21 Luxembourg 1 1 0 2
22 Poland 0 1 1 2
23 Ireland 0 1 1 2
24 Uruguay 1 0 0 1
25 Greece 1 0 0 1
26 New Zealand 0 0 1 1
27 Portugal 0 0 1 1
28 Romania 0 0 1 1
29 Haiti 0 0 1 1
30 Japan 0 0 1 1
31 Monaco 0 0 1 1

Athlete Medal Leaders

Rk Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Ville Ritola (FIN) 4 2 0 6
2 Paavo Nurmi (FIN) 5 0 0 5
3 Roger Ducret (FRA) 3 2 0 5
4 Johnny Weissmuller (USA) 3 0 1 4
5 Vinnie Richards (USA) 2 1 0 3
6 Ole Lilloe-Olsen (NOR) 2 1 0 3
7 Albert Séguin (FRA) 1 2 0 3
8 Cyril Mackworth-Praed (GBR) 1 2 0 3
9 Sándor Pósta (HUN) 1 1 1 3
10 Otto Olsen (NOR) 1 1 1 3
11 Boy Charlton (AUS) 1 1 1 3
12 August Güttinger (SUI) 1 0 2 3
13 Trudy Ederle (USA) 1 0 2 3
14 Robert Pražák (TCH) 0 3 0 3
15 Rik Hoevenaers (BEL) 0 2 1 3
16 Jean Gutweniger (SUI) 0 2 1 3
17 Arne Borg (SWE) 0 2 1 3
18 Alf Swahn (SWE) 0 1 2 3
19 Hazel Wightman (USA) 2 0 0 2
20 Helen Wills (USA) 2 0 0 2
21 Adolf van der Voort van Zijp (NED) 2 0 0 2
22 Armand Blanchonnet (FRA) 2 0 0 2
23 Lucien Gaudin (FRA) 2 0 0 2
24 André Labatut (FRA) 2 0 0 2
25 Francesco Martino (ITA) 2 0 0 2
26 Leon Štukelj (YUG) 2 0 0 2
27 Émile Lachapelle (SUI) 2 0 0 2
28 Bud Fisher (USA) 2 0 0 2
29 Ethel Lackie (USA) 2 0 0 2
30 Al White (USA) 2 0 0 2
31 Bud Houser (USA) 2 0 0 2
32 Harold Osborn (USA) 2 0 0 2
33 Alphonse Gemuseus (SUI) 1 1 0 2
34 Charles Delporte (BEL) 1 1 0 2
35 Philippe Cattiau (FRA) 1 1 0 2
36 Einar Liberg (NOR) 1 1 0 2
37 Harald Natvig (NOR) 1 1 0 2
38 Betty Becker-Pinkston (USA) 1 1 0 2
39 Mariechen Wehselau (USA) 1 1 0 2
40 Elias Katz (FIN) 1 1 0 2
41 Harold Abrahams (GBR) 1 1 0 2
42 Jackson Scholz (USA) 1 1 0 2
43 Jean Cugnot (FRA) 1 0 1 2
44 René Hamel (FRA) 1 0 1 2
45 Marcello Bertinetti (ITA) 1 0 1 2
46 Vincenzo Cuccia (ITA) 1 0 1 2
47 Oreste Moricca (ITA) 1 0 1 2
48 Giorgio Zampori (ITA) 1 0 1 2
49 Josef Wilhelm (SUI) 1 0 1 2
50 Bedřich Šupčík (TCH) 1 0 1 2
51 Émile Albrecht (SUI) 1 0 1 2
52 Alfred Probst (SUI) 1 0 1 2
53 Eugen Sigg (SUI) 1 0 1 2
54 Hans Walter (SUI) 1 0 1 2
55 John Boles (USA) 1 0 1 2
56 Ray Coulter (USA) 1 0 1 2
57 Frank Hughes (USA) 1 0 1 2
58 Walter Stokes (USA) 1 0 1 2
59 Wally O'Connor (USA) 1 0 1 2
60 Eero Berg (FIN) 1 0 1 2
61 Eric Liddell (GBR) 1 0 1 2
62 Henri Cochet (FRA) 0 2 0 2
63 Fernand de Montigny (BEL) 0 2 0 2
64 François Gangloff (FRA) 0 2 0 2
65 Jean Gounot (FRA) 0 2 0 2
66 Joseph De Combe (BEL) 0 2 0 2
67 Rudolf Svensson (SWE) 0 2 0 2
68 Kitty McKane (GBR) 0 1 1 2
69 Tommaso Lequio di Assaba (ITA) 0 1 1 2
70 Fernand Saivé (BEL) 0 1 1 2
71 Jean Van Den Bosch (BEL) 0 1 1 2
72 Maurice Van Damme (BEL) 0 1 1 2
73 László Berti (HUN) 0 1 1 2
74 János Garay (HUN) 0 1 1 2
75 Zoltán Schenker (HUN) 0 1 1 2
76 Ödön von Tersztyánszky (HUN) 0 1 1 2
77 Alphonse Higelin (FRA) 0 1 1 2
78 Konni Huber (FIN) 0 1 1 2
79 Mauritz Johansson (SWE) 0 1 1 2
80 Fredric Landelius (SWE) 0 1 1 2
81 Frank Beaurepaire (AUS) 0 1 1 2
82 Aileen Riggin (USA) 0 1 1 2
83 Edvin Wide (SWE) 0 1 1 2
84 Earl Johnson (USA) 0 1 1 2
85 Antoine Rebetez (SUI) 0 0 2 2
86 Ladislav Vácha (TCH) 0 0 2 2
87 Hjördis Töpel (SWE) 0 0 2 2
88 Bud Pinkston (USA) 0 0 2 2
89 Guy Butler (GBR) 0 0 2 2

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