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Mixed Literature

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Grand Palace of the Champs-Elysées, Paris
Date Started: May 4, 1924
Date Finished: July 27, 1924

Gold: FRA Géo Charles
Silver: DEN Josef Petersen
GBR Dorothy Margaret Stuart
Bronze: FRA Charles Anthoine Gonnet
IRL Oliver St. John Gogarty

Summary

In the literature category five medals were awarded, one gold and two silver and bronze medals each. The gold medal was won by French Géo Charles for The Olympic Games. Géo Charles was the pseudonym of Charles Guyot, who became best known as the Olympic Literary Man. He was also active in several sports activities.

The silver medals were awarded to British writer Dorothy Margaret Stuart and Danish author Josef Petersen. Stuart received it for Fencer's Song. She joined The English Association in 1930 and was a member of the Executive Committee from 1937-61, Honorary Secretary of the Association from 1949-51, and edited the News-Letter from it's inception in 1946 to 1961. She was known for her literary criticism and for several historical biographies. Petersen wrote mostly about ancient and medieval motifs and was well recognized for his knowledge of ancient cultures, but not from the contemporary literary criticism. He won all his Olympic art medals (1924, 1932 and 1948) with works on ancient Greek sports motifs, in 1924 for Euryale.

The bronze medals went to French Charles Anthoine Gonnet for Face to Face with Olympia's God and Irish Oliver St. John Gogarty for Ode to the Tailteann Games. Gonnet also played rugby for the French national team from 1921-27. In 1924, he was a substitute for the French national team at the Paris Olympics, but did not play in any match. He was also an athlete, swimmer and boxer. Besides his writing Gogarty was a physician, sportsman, pilot and politician, and from 1922-36 served as a senator in the Irish Parliament.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal Title
1 Géo Charles 32 France FRA Gold The Olympic Games
2T Dorothy Margaret Stuart Great Britain GBR Silver Fencers' Song
2T Josef Petersen 42 Denmark DEN Silver Euryale
3T Charles Anthoine Gonnet 26 France FRA Bronze Face to Face with Olympia's God
3T Oliver St. John Gogarty 45 Ireland IRL Bronze Ode to the Tailteann Games
AC Brinsley MacNamara 33 Ireland IRL The Glorious Uncertainty
AC Miami Belle Louis United States USA
AC Chalmers Great Britain GBR The Wise Men
AC Robert Graves 28 Great Britain GBR At the Games
AC Laisant France FRA Olympic Hymn
AC T.C. Murray 51 Ireland IRL Birthright
AC Dorothy Margaret Stuart Great Britain GBR Sword Songs
AC Smart Switzerland SUI Exuberant Games in the Open Air
AC Klaus Suomela 35 Finland FIN Milon
AC A. Christory France FRA To Sports
AC A. Godinat France FRA To the Glory of Sports
AC A. Schmitt Switzerland SUI Nocturn - Improvisation of a Skiier
AC Charles Williams Great Britain GBR Ceremonial Ode
AC France Darget Savarit 37 France FRA Termopyles
AC Gonzague de Reynold 43 Switzerland SUI Olympic Odes
AC Franz Servais 44 Luxembourg LUX The Sports
AC George Bamber Great Britain GBR The Land Where the Rose is Grown
AC H. Vincent France FRA Ode Actual
AC Henry de Montherlant 29 France FRA The Paradise in the Shadow of the Swords
AC I. Couturier United States USA The Greek Maiden
AC Jacques Gazeau France FRA Séraphita or the Mountains of Winter
AC J. Ryan Ireland IRL The New Master of the Clanwilliams
AC L. Alvar da Silva Brazil BRA
AC L. A. Fernández Uruguay URU Greetings to the Olympians
AC Lionel Groulx 46 France FRA Arcamba
AC M. Berger France FRA History of 15 Men
AC Peshoton Dubash 32 Great Britain GBR A Footbal Match
AC S. Ardoin France FRA Triumph of the Athlete